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Taxi Drivers Protest Against Kakao’s “Illegal” Carpooling Venture

Taxi Drivers Protest Against Kakao’s “Illegal” Carpooling Venture

SEONGNAM, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean taxi drivers held a second round of demonstrations in front of the head office of Kakao Mobility situated in Pangyo, Seongnam in Gyeonggi Province yesterday, protesting against Kakao’s expected carpool service. Over 500 members of the “committee against illegal carpooling” – composed of four taxi-related labor unions [...]

Activist Groups Stage Sit-in Protest to Advocate on Behalf of Disabled Individuals

Activist Groups Stage Sit-in Protest to Advocate on Behalf of Disabled Individuals

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic activist groups advocating various causes on behalf of physically and mentally disabled individuals started a sit-in protest yesterday at Seoul Station. The groups held a press conference inside Seoul Station to state that the government’s announcement that it would revoke the grading system of disabled individuals was “fake” [...]

125 Women Take “Abortion Pill” in Protest of Anti-Abortion Law

125 Women Take “Abortion Pill” in Protest of Anti-Abortion Law

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Women activists calling for the repeal of current anti-abortion laws took to the streets in black yesterday, putting on a performance in which they took illegal abortion pills. Female activist groups carried out the demonstration yesterday in front of the Bosingak Pavillion in Seoul’s Jongno district, asking that the [...]

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 [...]