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College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

GYEONGSAN, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of university students from Gyeongsan in North Gyeongsang province began a 200-kilometer protest march towards the Ministry of Education in Sejong, South Chungcheong province, calling for a tuition refund after their schools delayed on-campus classes amid the continued coronavirus outbreak. The chairmen of the student councils at [...]

Defective CCTVs, Lax Discipline Blamed for Civilians’ Intrusion into Jeju Naval Base

Defective CCTVs, Lax Discipline Blamed for Civilians’ Intrusion into Jeju Naval Base

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Defective security cameras and lax discipline led to a Navy unit on the southern island of Jeju failing to detect civic activists intruding into its compound earlier this month, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday, promising to strongly reprimand the officers responsible. On March 7, four activists who [...]

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The weekly protest rally demanding Japan’s apology to victims of its wartime sex slavery marked its 1,400th edition Wednesday amid an escalating diplomatic and trade row between Seoul and Tokyo. Nearly 20,000 activists, students and other citizens assembled to participate in the 27-year-old protest in front of the former [...]

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

HONG KONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean travelers expressed anxiety Tuesday as demonstrators continued their occupation of Hong Kong’s airport to protest a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Thousands of demonstrators have taken over Hong Kong International Airport since Monday, leading airlines to cancel flights and leaving travelers stranded. Check-in [...]

Students Hold Anti-Abe Protest, Demand Seoul’s Withdrawal from Intel-sharing Pact with Tokyo

Students Hold Anti-Abe Protest, Demand Seoul’s Withdrawal from Intel-sharing Pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of protesters, including teenage students, held a protest in Seoul on Saturday criticizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an “economic war” against South Korea and calling for Seoul’s withdrawal from a military information-sharing pact with Japan. Despite sweltering heat, the demonstrators gathered in front of the Japanese [...]

Protesters Hold Anti-Abe Vigil in Central Seoul

Protesters Hold Anti-Abe Vigil in Central Seoul

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of protesters held a candlelight vigil in central Seoul on Saturday denouncing Japan for imposing export restrictions on South Korea and demanding an apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. About 5,000 activists representing 596 civic groups and citizens held candles in the northern part of the Gwanghwamun Square [...]