A gathering was held in Seoul to commemorate George Floyd, a black man who was killed by overrepression by American police. It is pointed out that racism still exists in our society as well as in other countries.
Reporter Ahn Hee-jae.
People wearing black clothes wearing masks.
It carries the phrases,'Black people's lives are precious', and'I oppose racial discrimination'.
In Seoul, a rally was held to commemorate the black Floyd, who was killed by overpowering the police.
Participants who arrived at the park from Myeong-dong Station held a ceremony to commemorate Mr. Floyd after the march.
[Suk Hyo-jeong/Meeting Participant: I haven't experienced it, but I thought it could be terrifying to them. (Even in Korea) I want to show that there are people who want to take part in this... .] On
social media, criticisms against racism followed with a memorial service.
However, it has been pointed out that Korea is not free from foreign discrimination and migrant hate.
In the early days of Corona 19, Chinese aversion was lined up, and a lot of criticism was also poured out to domestic foreigners.
[Lee Jin-hye/lawyer: Although it is said that it has access to mask distribution and social welfare system, all migrants are excluded. (Floyd's case) does not play a role in eventually looking back to Korean problems.]
Some local governments with a high proportion of long-term foreigners may pay for emergency disaster assistance, but 8 out of 10 are still excluded from the payment, so there are still blind spots.
(Video coverage: Senior Citizens·Kim Myeong-gu, Video Editing: Jeon Min-gyu)
Seoul Seodo Floyd Memorial Meeting... Can you breathe in Korea
A rally was also held in Seoul to commemorate George Floyd, a black man who was killed by overpowering the US police. It is pointed out that racism remains in our society as well as in other countries. Reporter Ahn Hee-jae.