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12 Aug 2020 | 11:31 PM UTC

South Korea: Rallies scheduled in Seoul for August 15

South Korea News Alert

Rallies scheduled in Seoul for Liberation Day on August 15; avoid large gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Seoul

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Event

Several rallies are scheduled to occur in Seoul for Liberation Day on Saturday, August 15. Confirmed locations for the rallies include Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul Plaza, and the Jeokseon Hyundai Building, all of which will begin at 12:00 (local time). Although the rallies are expected to pass peacefully, clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the protest.

Advice

Individuals in Seoul are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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