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President Yoon’s Neighbors Petition Against Loudspeaker Demonstrations

President Yoon’s Neighbors Petition Against Loudspeaker Demonstrations

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of neighbors who live near President Yoon Suk-yeol’s private home filed a petition Wednesday asking police to stop noisy protest rallies in their neighborhood. Employing loudspeakers, progressive protestors from YouTube news channel Voice of Seoul have been staging daily rallies in front of Yoon’s apartment building in southern [...]

S. Korean Civic Groups Hold Anti-Russia Protests, Call for Peace in Ukraine

S. Korean Civic Groups Hold Anti-Russia Protests, Call for Peace in Ukraine

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic activists and ordinary citizens held a rally in front of the Russian Embassy in central Seoul on Monday to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to call for a peaceful resolution of the situation. Activists representing about 400 civic groups, including People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy and the [...]

Disability Advocates Stage Subway Station Protests to Guarantee Mobility Rights

Disability Advocates Stage Subway Station Protests to Guarantee Mobility Rights

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic groups representing people with disabilities are staging a series of protests at subway stations in Seoul, calling upon authorities to allocate sufficient funding for the promotion of disability rights, and amend legislation to improve access to public transportation. The Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD) and other civic groups [...]

Angry Small Merchants Protest Against Business Curfews, Threaten Disobedience Campaign

Angry Small Merchants Protest Against Business Curfews, Threaten Disobedience Campaign

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of restaurant and other small business owners demonstrated in central Seoul on Tuesday, demanding the government lift business hour curfews and sufficiently compensate them for losses from the prolonged anti-virus restraints. Some 200 members of the so-called emergency association of small business hit by COVID-19 gathered near Gwanghwamun [...]

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 [...]