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PHOTO: South Korean Labor and Civic Groups Stage Strike

Written by Lee Yoo Eun On 26 February 2014 @ 1:45 am | 5 Comments

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Timed with the start of President Park Geun-hye's second year in office, about 40 thousand South Koreans (police estimate 15 thousand) held protests [1] across the country. The demonstration, spearheaded by Korean Confederation of Trade Unions [2], calls halt to a clampdown on labor groups, the government's move towards privatization of public sector and cover-up of the presidential election manipulation scandal [3]. Prominent citizen journalist Media Mongu tweeted a photo [4] of the protest (embedded below). More photos can be found in the union's Facebook page [5] [ko].

General strike, at the Seoul City Hall Plaza. It is fully packed.

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URLs in this post:

[1] held protests: http://news.hankooki.com/lpage/society/201402/h2014022521064921950.htm

[2] spearheaded by Korean Confederation of Trade Unions: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140225001498

[3] the presidential election manipulation scandal: https://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/south-korea-spies-tweets-and-gags/

[4] tweeted a photo: https://twitter.com/mediamongu/statuses/438221670134726656

[5] union's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/2014generalstrike

[6] pic.twitter.com/ZwdJ9AFlYh: http://t.co/ZwdJ9AFlYh

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