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Large demonstration against the police attacking medical workers

Saturday's large demonstration was the provisional high light of this week - quite eventful even for South Korean conditions.
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by Christian/Base21 Media Activist
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Saturday's large demonstration was the provisional high light of this week - quite eventful even for South Korean conditions. About 3,000 people protested with full determination against the excessive use by employers and government. With sit-ins in the Jung-no, one of the most important main streets of Seoul, a total traffic collapse was created. The chief of Seoul's Metropolitan Police reacted very quickly. In contrast to the demonstrators and most of pedestrian and drivers, he was not amused with the situation and threatened to deploy anti-riot police units, a threat that made no special impression on the demonstrators.

In the days before various protest actions had already occured. On Thursday, in direct view of the national assembly, the South Korean parliament, a powerful demonstration was held. There, the KCTU assured its absolute solidarity with the strikers and announced for October a support strike. On Friday, there was a kind of open-air party in Myeong-dong, with which the released prisoners were welcomed. Most of them had been in jail since Tuesday.
Activists fired from hospitals on Tuesday protested with a sit-in strike on the area around Myeong-dong cathedral against the repressive measures and made clear that they will continue their strike and other actions, until a satisfying solution of the crisis is found.





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