An estimated 30 farmers' associations representatives protested outside the government complex in Seoul on Friday, October 25, and briefly clashed with police as they tried to break into the government building to state their demands. Protesters denounced the government decision to give up its developing country status in future World Trade organization (WTO) negotiations, which will lead to an significant cut on direct subsidies allocated to the agricultural sector.
Additional related protests are possible in Seoul in the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be anticipated near demonstration sites.
Individuals in Seoul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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