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Animal Rights Activists Hold Protests in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Seoul Against the Horrific South Korea Dog Meat Trade

Animal Rights Activists Hold Protests in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Seoul Against the Horrific South Korea Dog Meat Trade

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – WHAT: Last Chance for Animals (LCA) and sister organization in S. Korea, Animal Liberation Wave (ALW), will lead hundreds of protesters in three simultaneous demonstrations in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Seoul, South Korea to draw attention to the inhumane slaughter of approximately one million dogs annually in [...]

Activists Claim “My Body is Not Porn!”

Activists Claim “My Body is Not Porn!”

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — On Saturday, feminist activists took to the streets of Gangnam, marching, removing their tops and yelling “My body is not porn” before being stopped by police. The members of “Fire Femi Action” carried out a shirtless protest at Facebook Korea’s headquarters in Yeoksam-dong in Seoul’s Gangnam district, denouncing Facebook’s [...]

Law Enforcement Agencies Advised to Modify Approach to Protests

Law Enforcement Agencies Advised to Modify Approach to Protests

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police forces have been advised by a reform committee to exercise less force and authority to control peaceful protests and do more to protect protestors. At a press conference held on Thursday with the commissioner general of the National Police Agency, the police reform committee urged South Korean [...]

Crackdown on False Notices of Protest Proves Successful

Crackdown on False Notices of Protest Proves Successful

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of false notices of protest, which were previously used by corporations and public organizations to block unions and civil groups from gathering and demonstrating, has dropped significantly thanks to a major police crackdown. According to Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency, zero cases of so-called ‘ghost protests’ – a [...]

THAAD Battery Installation Underway amid Angry Protests

THAAD Battery Installation Underway amid Angry Protests

SEOUL/SEONGJU, South Korea, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment for an advanced missile defense system at a site in a southeastern region of the country, facing fierce protests from local residents.  The overnight, unannounced operation came just six days after U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) secured the land [...]

Divided Nation Awaits Impeachment Decision

Divided Nation Awaits Impeachment Decision

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) – On Wednesday, South Korea celebrated the 98th anniversary of the March 1st Movement – the 1919 independence movement against Japan’s colonial occupation – but with the nation deeply divided over President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal, which has been dominating the country’s airwaves since October 2016.  With experts widely speculating [...]