All posts tagged "protest"

  • Members of the Arbeit Workers Union, representing part-time workers, stage a performance urging McDonald's Korea to scrap its "45 second rule" on making burgers, among other demands, in front of the fast food chain's office in Gwanghwamun, downtown Seoul, Monday. The union called for a collective bargaining session with the company on the issues. (Yonhap)
    Part-timers call for McDonald’s to scrap 45-second rule on making burgers in S. Korea

    By Kim Bo-eun Lee Ga-hyun, 22, has a burn on her arm, which she sustained while working for a year at a McDonald’s store in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province. Her position was at the grill, which meant she...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • A "ghost rally" using holographic images ( Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)
    Police seek to punish Amnesty International Korea for hologram protest

    By Kim Se-jeong Police in Seoul are seeking to punish Amnesty International Korea for waging an anti-government “ghost rally” using holographic images, the first of its kind in Korea. The international human rights group projected holographic images...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • South Korean protesters attend an anti-government rally in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Wearing white half-masks and carrying flowers and banners, thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul on Saturday against conservative President Park Geun-hye, who had compared masked protesters to terrorists after clashes with police broke out at a rally last month. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Protesters hold massive anti-gov’t rally without clash with police

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Tens of thousands of protesters held a massive rally Saturday to protest the government’s move to adopt state history textbooks and push for labor reform and it ended without any clashes with police. The...

    • Posted December 6, 2015
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  • Protesters wearing masks pull ropes to topple a police bus during a rally in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, on Nov. 14. The ruling Saenuri Party is moving to ban activists from wearing masks to hide their identity. (Yonhap)
    President Park compares masked protesters to ISIS

        On Nov. 14, over 70,000 people openly protested South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s policies on labor reform and rewritten history textbooks in Seoul. Violent clashes erupted, which included police firing tear gas and water cannons...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • South Korean riot police officers spray water cannons as police officers try to break up protesters trying to march to the Presidential House after a rally against government's policy in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday as they clashed with anti-government demonstrators who marched through Seoul in what was believed to be the largest protest in South Korea's capital in more than seven years.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Blame game ensues after S. Korean protest goes violent

    By Lee Kyung-min Tension is escalating between police and protesters over who should be held accountable for Saturday’s rally that left one protestor unconscious and more than 140 people injured ― 113 police officers and 29 rally...

    • Posted November 16, 2015
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  • musicians, textbooks
    S. Korean musicians gather to fight state textbook move

    By The Korea Times Seoul staff South Korea’s rockers, rappers and other media personalities will gather at Hongdae — Seoul’s popular hipster hotspot — to raise their voices against the government’s controversial move to author history textbooks....

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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  • protesters struggle with police offices after a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry sinking in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean police say they're questioning dozens of protesters after violence broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of the ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. (Park Dong-wook/Newsis via AP)
    S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said they were questioning dozens of protesters Sunday over violence that broke out at a rally denouncing the government’s handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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