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19 Dec 2018 | 10:11 AM UTC

South Korea: Taxi drivers protest in Seoul December 20 /update 1

South Korea News Alert

Taxi drivers to stage protest in Seoul December 20; plan alternative mode of transportation

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Seoul

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Members of the Korean Federation of Taxi Worker's Unions are planning to stage a massive demonstration in Seoul on Thursday, December 20, against the planned launch of the Kakao T ride-sharing service. Around 100,000 protesters are expected to gather at the National Assembly building at 14:00 (local time). Protesters will also hold a memorial at the building for a taxi driver who died after self-immolating on December 10 in an apparent protest to the service's launch. 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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