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Cafes, Restaurants Defiantly Stay Lit Up at Night in Resistance to Anti-virus Biz Curfew

Cafes, Restaurants Defiantly Stay Lit Up at Night in Resistance to Anti-virus Biz Curfew

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of cafes and restaurants in commercial districts in Seoul have defiantly stayed lit up past midnight in collective action protesting the government’s 9 p.m. anti-COVID-19 business curfew. Small bistros lining the Baekhack traditional marketplace in central Seoul, and restaurants and food vendors on a food street near [...]

Struggling Small Merchants Hold Rally Against Business Curfews, Vaccine Pass System

Struggling Small Merchants Hold Rally Against Business Curfews, Vaccine Pass System

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of restaurant and other small business owners demonstrated in Seoul on Wednesday, demanding the government scrap the toughed social distancing rules and operating hour curfews that they say would crush their businesses already struggling amid the prolonged pandemic. Some 300 members of the so-called national emergency association of [...]

Small Merchants to Hold Street Protest Against Toughened Virus Curbs

Small Merchants to Hold Street Protest Against Toughened Virus Curbs

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Owners of restaurants, cafes and other small businesses plan to hold a rally in Seoul this week to protest the government’s implementation of toughened gathering restrictions and business curfews, according an association of small merchants Tuesday. The so-called national emergency association of small business against COVID-19 said it plans [...]

Extension of Vaccine Pass to Teens Met with Angry Reaction by Students, Parents

Extension of Vaccine Pass to Teens Met with Angry Reaction by Students, Parents

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenage students and parents are mounting protests over the looming enforcement of vaccine passports for adolescents, saying the measure amounts to forcing vaccination upon minors and could hinder the learning rights of the unvaccinated. Amid the COVID-19 resurgence and a pileup of infections among young students, the government announced [...]

Starbucks Korea Employees Stage Truck Protest over Excessive Workload

Starbucks Korea Employees Stage Truck Protest over Excessive Workload

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees of Starbucks coffee stores staged a demonstration Thursday in protest of excessive workload stemming from the company’s marketing events. Two trucks hired by Starbucks Coffee Korea workers drove around Seoul from 10 a.m. with signs calling for improved work conditions attached on their sides. The event will continue [...]

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea employees are considering staging a protest over their excessive workload. Industry sources said that several Starbucks employees are communicating via Blind, an anonymous chat app for employed workers and staff, to stage a protest in trucks to demand a better working environment. Starbucks Korea does not have [...]

Couples Protest Against Ever-shifting COVID-19 Distancing Rules on Weddings

Couples Protest Against Ever-shifting COVID-19 Distancing Rules on Weddings

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s soon-to-be married couples are fighting against the government’s COVID-19 restrictions on indoor weddings, saying that the ever-shifting rules are causing them financial and emotional damage. On Thursday morning, a few members of an alliance, made up of approximately 6,000 people with imminent wedding plans, staged a protest [...]

Self-employed People to Hold Drive-through Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

Self-employed People to Hold Drive-through Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Self-employed people in South Korea plan to hold drive-through protests in several cities this week to call for eased COVID-19 restrictions and more compensation, the organizer said Monday. About 3,000 members of an emergency committee of the self-employed and other online communities are expected to participate in the rallies [...]

Myanmarese Students in S. Korea Call On Public to Join Protest Against Military Coup

Myanmarese Students in S. Korea Call On Public to Join Protest Against Military Coup

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Movements are stirring in South Korea in protest to the recent coup d’etat in Myanmar. The Burmese Youth Association in South Korea held press conferences in five locations across Seoul on Sunday, including the Myanmarese Embassy and downtown, calling upon the Myanmar’s military authorities to abort the coup and [...]