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South Korean woman sleeps on crane

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Remember David Blaine’s stunt in 2003, when he took to a box suspended above the River Thames for 44 days? That’s a mini-break compared to the South Korean woman who’s now spent over 200 days living at the top of a crane.

Trade union member Kim Jin-suk began her vertiginous protest last year when Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction announced 400 redundancies in the city of Busan. Sleeping in the metal cab of the crane, 35m above a shipyard, Ms Kim has food supplies delivered by supporters but has only a bucket for a toilet.

She told the BBC: “It’s summer now and very hot. But I’m here on behalf of the workers who are being laid off.”

Picture credit: Getty Images

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