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KCTU held a general strike rally in 14 places across the country, including Seoul, on the afternoon of the 20th. In downtown Seoul, the organizers estimated 27,000 people gathered to urge the abolition of non-regular workers and revision of the labor law.

Reporter Jo Yoon-ha reports.


Labor union members who have gathered together holding banners fill the intersection. 

[The State Takes Responsibility! Take responsibility!]

Today, the KCTU held a general strike rally for about two hours in 14 places across the country including Seoul and Gangwon.

The union members who wore masks and even face coverings paid attention to quarantine by keeping 1m apart, but the distance was not kept due to the large number of people gathered.

An estimated 27,000 people gathered at the intersection of Seodaemun Station in Seoul, where union members of the KCTU gathered by surprise, and held a rally.

To avoid the police blockade, the meeting place was announced to the union members 30 minutes before the start.

As people flocked to the intersection of Seodaemun Station, there was a traffic disturbance, and at one time, the subway operated without stopping, causing inconvenience to citizens. 

[Chairman of KCTU Chairman Yang Kyung-soo read a letter: Now is the time to realize our demands when society is transformed and the political world is fluctuating.]

Barricades, fences, and barricades appeared in the city center, and there were some quarrels, but there was no physical conflict that we feared. 

[No, not that, wait.

After turning the car, I will pave the way a little.] The

police announced that they will organize an illegal protest investigation headquarters to investigate the organizers and participants of the large-scale illegal assembly. 

(Video coverage: Kim Heung-sik, Seol Min-hwan, Kim Nam-seong, video editing: Lee Seung-jin, VJ: Lee Jun-young)  

▶ Some disruptions in food service and care…

Turn off delivery apps and join the strike

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