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20 Dec 2019 | 04:21 PM UTC

South Korea: Anti-government protest planned in Seoul December 21

South Korea News Alert

Anti-government protests to be held in central Seoul December 21; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Seoul

Event

A coalition of over ten conservative civil society groups have called for several anti-government protests to take place in central Seoul on Saturday, December 21. Around 15,000 participants plan to gather at 12:00 (local time) in front of the Kyobo Building (Gwanghwamun district), before marching through central Seoul until 18:00. Another rally is planned at 16:00 in front of the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office in Seocho-gu.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are expected around all protest sites.

Advice

Individuals in Seoul are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations, and anticipate transportation and business disruptions.

 

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