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City Expected to Delay Plan to Revamp Gwanghwamun Square

City Expected to Delay Plan to Revamp Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government on Thursday hinted at delaying an ambitious plan to develop Gwanghwamun Square, a plaza in the city’s center that has become a symbol of democracy following candlelight vigils in 2016 demanding the impeachment of then President Park Geun-hye. “We are prepared to do anything for [...]

Interior Ministry Asks for Halt to Gwanghwamun Square Renovation

Interior Ministry Asks for Halt to Gwanghwamun Square Renovation

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Moon Jae-in administration has formally put the brakes on Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon’s ambitious bid to renovate Gwanghwamun Square, a national landmark located in the heart of the capital, officials said Thursday. According to the officials, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety sent an official notice to [...]

Far-right Party Reinstalls Protest Tents on Seoul Square Hours After Forced Demolition

Far-right Party Reinstalls Protest Tents on Seoul Square Hours After Forced Demolition

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Tensions were running high at Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square on Tuesday, as a far-right minor opposition party reinstalled tents for anti-government protests there hours after their demolition by municipal officials. Early in the morning, the Seoul metropolitan government demolished tents set up by the Korean Patriots Party, now the Uri [...]