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Upcoming Extension of Vaccine Pass to Big Grocery Stores Inflames Protests

Upcoming Extension of Vaccine Pass to Big Grocery Stores Inflames Protests

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The upcoming expansion of South Korea’s vaccine pass requirement to big box and department stores is inflaming protests that the measure represents discrimination against unvaccinated people and a breach of their right to basic needs. Under a revised vaccine pass scheme announced Friday, people will be required to present [...]

Self-employed People Stage Drive-thru Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

Self-employed People Stage Drive-thru Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of angry self-employed workers staged late-night drive-through protests in Seoul and provincial cities nationwide until early Thursday morning, condemning health authorities for endangering their livelihoods in their drive to combat COVID-19 through tough social distancing restrictions. An association of self-employed businesses, which organized the protest rallies, said at [...]

Fishermen Stage Maritime Demonstrations to Protest Japan’s Fukushima Decision

Fishermen Stage Maritime Demonstrations to Protest Japan’s Fukushima Decision

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean fishermen staged demonstrations at sea on Monday to protest the Japanese government’s decision to dump contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. In Yeosu, southwestern South Korea, about 150 fishing vessels were mobilized for a massive maritime demonstration, as local fishermen vented their [...]

Protests Against Japan’s Fukushima Decision Spreading in S. Korea

Protests Against Japan’s Fukushima Decision Spreading in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ protests against Japan’s bid to dump contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea are spreading across many sectors of society, with a number of protest rallies held in Seoul and elsewhere on Friday. A civic group that comprises merchants from the Noryangjin Fisheries [...]

S. Koreans Escalate Protests Against Japan’s Planned Release of Radioactive Water

S. Koreans Escalate Protests Against Japan’s Planned Release of Radioactive Water

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are stepping up protests against Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, as a dozen government leaders on Wednesday joined civic activists and fishermen in condemning the move as an irreparable disaster for the world’s marine ecosystem. Heads [...]