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13 Nov 2020 | 02:53 AM UTC

South Korea: KCTU calls for nationwide protests in city centers on November 14

South Korea News Alert

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions calls for nationwide protests in city centers on November 14; avoid all demonstrations as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION South Korea

Event

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) has called for nationwide protests to be held on Saturday, November 14, in city centers to demand social reforms. The demonstrations will also mark the fifth anniversary of police action which resulted in the death of a protester at a farmer protest. Participants are expected to gather at 14:00 (local time) and likely protest sites include outside city halls and in public plazas, including Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall in Gwangju and Busan Metropolitan City Hall in Busan. Reports indicate that the organizers are seeking permission to rally in Seoul; however, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, demonstrations remain banned in the capital.

A heightened security presence is expected in the vicinity of protests. Localized disruptions should also be anticipated in city centers. 

Advice

Those in South Korea are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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