Taxi associations have jointly called for a nationwide strike to protest the launch of Kakao Mobility's app-based ride-sharing services during a 24-hour strike. The strike will begin at 04:00 (local time) on Thursday, October 24. An estimated 100,000 taxi drivers are expected to participate in the strike nationwide.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday, October 23, that additional buses and subways will run during the strike.
Severe transportation disruption and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of all protests.
Individuals in South Korea advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for transportation disruptions and make alternative arrangements if possible, and avoid all protests as a precaution.
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