Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

South Korean woman sleeps on crane

koreanwomanprotestsoncrane.jpg

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

Related

woman-hero.jpg

London riots: the events in pictures

Twitter-Amy-Winehouse.jpg

Amy Winehouse: how twitter broke the news

womansellschildrenonebay.jpg

Woman tries to sell children on ebay

Comments

More

Jamelia pens powerful essay about racist encounter on UK train

“This behaviour is not ok with me, and it shouldn’t be ok with you”

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Jan 2017

Claire Danes reveals how she overcame her phobia of female friendship

“Girls were cliquey as eff... that was hard for me.”

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Jan 2017

Reese Witherspoon opens up about Hollywood’s “Smurfette Syndrome”

“For 25 years, I’ve been the only woman on set.”

by Moya Crockett
16 Jan 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the weekend

From Liv Tyler's new love to Chrissy Teigen's fried chicken fashion

by Nicola Colyer
16 Jan 2017

Khloé Kardashian shuts down reporter who tried to victim-blame sister

The reporter suggested that Kim Kardashian's lifestyle was to blame for the Paris robbery

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Jan 2017

Malia and Sasha Obama’s first visit to the White House looked amazing

Rare photos from 2008 show the girls, then ten and seven, exploring their new home.

by Moya Crockett
16 Jan 2017

Emma Watson on why Beauty and the Beast role is so important to her

The famous feminist has a very good reason for playing a Disney princess

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Jan 2017

Zoe Saldana says Trump won the US election because he was “bullied"

“We became bullies”

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Jan 2017

Nadiya Hussain says yes to new TV project with Bake Off’s Mel and Sue

“The idea is fantastic”

by Kayleigh Dray
13 Jan 2017

The six life lessons Claudia Winkleman learned from her mum

“She taught me everything I needed to know about being female”

by Kayleigh Dray
13 Jan 2017