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Photos of Colossal Protests in South Korea

Update: Read more in-depth coverage of this protest from Global Voices with many more photos here

Several ten thousands have gathered at Seoul Plaza (as of 3 pm) to protest against the South Korean government's election manipulation scandal and the latest clampdowns on labor groups. The numbers are rapidly growing and the protest will continue throughout the day. Aiming 1 million Koreans to participate in ‘the December 28th General Strike’, a detailed schedule [ko] of a series of protests held by different groups in major cities across the country has been widely shared in South Korean online venues in last few days. 

The December 28 General Strike (and protest) against the fraudulent election is being held at the City Hall Plaza, now as of 3:22 pm. 

Actually it can't be said people are ‘in’ the Seoul Plaza. Even the nearby road s are packed with people.

64 comments

  • […] Photos of Colossal Protests in South Korea […]

  • martaz

    Massive amount of people united. I’d like to see this level of protest in the US against our Forever War political corruption and Wall Street crimes

    • Alex

      Wall street funds you commies to keep the middle class in chains with the poor line in their 2 tiered system but you socialists are not smart enough to figure that out yet.

      • martaz

        RE: “Wall street funds you commies”
        HA I like that.

        • Alex

          I’m glad you do. You can start with “Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution” by Anthony Sutton. You can thank me later!

          • Doric

            Boo hoo, capitalism failed and we can’t stand it so we have to blame the Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks were men, not cry babies like you lot. They fought and died for the worker. Morons like Anthony Sutton are a dime a dozen. Why don’t you read the transcripts from the Petrograd soviet for yourself, you might actually learn something, but that is what you are most afraid of. You people are so stupid it’s bewildering. Are you all 3 years old. You know communism requires the abolishion of all countries, the abolishion of the banks, money, the markets, jails gone, all gone…these are all prerequisites of socialism/communism knuckleheads. Was Russian Communist…fuck no, it was Stalinist. Stalin murdered 900,000 Socialists. It would be easy to get through to a brick. So Wall St funded the Bolshevicks so they could get rid of Wall St. Are you completely insane.

            Jewish Bolshevism is the lamest most idiot contradictory BS that could have only have been dreamt up by someone who was utterly insane and beyond all help.

             
          • Alex

            Oh, I see. Communism failed in Russia so blame stalin. I guess you prefer Year Zero in Cambodia, huh?

             
          • Doric

            Russia was communist was it? You need to believe that like all capitalist apologists. You don’t even understand the fundamental economic difference between different systems because you are too busy believing what morons with vested interest tell you, carry on, they are loving you.

             
          • Alex

            And you keep carrying on trying to act like a communist purist behind a keyboard that capitalism gave you, wearing clothes and surrounding by things given to you by evil capitalism. Hypocrite.
            Communism fails around the world, oppressed and enslave many, and didn’t give what it promised. If it actually worked, every country would be communist and all you can do is think of excuses pounding your greasy fingers on your capitalist keyboard on why it failed, when capitalism gave you everything you own. Get out of my sight.

             
          • Paul Rowden

            Dare Not Call It Conspiracy
            Written in 1972(?) and coming true now. Scary accurate book.

             
        • Doric

          The only redeeming quality these morons have is that they are too stupid to realize just how stupid they are? If they knew, they would die of embarrassment. Wall St Commies???

  • Alex

    ….

  • Alex

    This will not end well..

  • FirstShirt

    Welcome to the “New World Order.” It will soon be in a town near you…

    • Doric

      What new world order. There is no new world order, just the collapse of the current one.

      • Rhonda Boell

        really? research it

        • Doric

          There is no new world order. Yes, there are bankers and vested interest consolidating wealth and power, they do this at every crisis, but one world government doesn’t work for them, then they can’t blame rival nations for domestic problems, the united nations is a thieves kitchen of imperialism, not a unified body. The New Wold Order scenario is trying to find another scapegoat for the collapse of the capitalist system that a single world government can’t change any way. If people research the history of the 20 th century, which takes time, the question of the prevention of crisis was thrashed out early last century……and the answer should be obvious. No you cannot reform the system to avoid crash and war, so it must go. 100 year later and they have no clue how to fix it……because it cannot be fixed.

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  • leroyskagnetti

    Can anyone confirm that this is in fact a protest for an election and not the railway strike protest, which it would appear to be? http://english.cntv.cn/program/asiatoday/20131228/104779.shtml

    • Yoo Eun

      Three main issues they protested against were the election scandal, moves toward railway privatization and clampdowns on labor groups. And yes, labor workers were one of the largest groups, but definitely NOT the only group (I’ve elaborated on the diversity of protesters in my long post- which was introduced in the first paragraph) Seems like the report you linked to– is just so typical of ignorant ‘international report’ which they merely copy-pasted one of Korean news agency’s articles and copy-edit and came up with this mundane (and inaccurate) lead “Tens of thousands of labor union members and their supporters”.

      • John Browne

        Thanks for clarifying the issues. ^..^

  • Toerosen Michael

    And in Bangkok 5 000 0000 people is on the move – it will spread around the globe. <3<3<3

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