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12 Dec 2018 | 04:15 PM UTC

South Korea: Taxi drivers protest in Seoul December 12

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Taxi drivers stage protest in Seoul December 12; additional demonstrations threatened

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Seoul

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Members of the Korea Taxi Labor Union Federation and other labor unions staged a demonstration in Seoul on Wednesday, December 12, against the planned launch of a ride-sharing service. Protesters also held a memorial at the National Assembly building for a taxi driver who died after self-immolating on December 10 in an apparent protest to the service's launch. Organizers have also threatened to stage a demonstration on Thursday, Wednesday 20, at the National Assembly building. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are anticipated in the area.


Individuals in Seoul are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.


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