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25 Oct 2019 | 09:24 AM UTC

South Korea: Farmers protest in Seoul October 25

South Korea News Alert

Dozens of farmers’ associations protest in front of government complex in Seoul October 25; additional protests possible in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Government Complex


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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