Organizations with disabilities who have been protesting in the subway station since the end of last year, shouting for the right to move, this time held an all-night protest.

Conflicts with citizens on the way to and from work are growing as the protests are getting longer, and it seems that a quick solution is needed.

Reporter Park Se-won reports.

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night-time protest that groups of the disabled started at 7 pm on the evening of the 24th at Chungmuro ​​Station on Seoul Line 3 continued until this morning.

The time is now past 8:20 am.

Protesters have been demolition work for over an hour since this morning, after completing a one-night homeless sit-in that lasted for more than 13 hours since yesterday evening.

What they are asking for is access to mobility for people with disabilities.

The key is to install elevators for the disabled at all subway stations, introduce 100% of low-floor buses without stairs, and increase the number of voucher taxis for the disabled.

[Kim Seon-young / Principal of Night School for the Disabled Planting Ansan Trees: Basically, if you cannot move, you cannot receive education, and if you do not receive education, you will be excluded from the right to work.]

After the overnight protest, in the process of taking the subway, in the process of continuing the protest, some citizens There was also friction.

[Citizen (subway passengers): If you do it this way, you can't solve it, so get on quickly!]

[Disabled: Are you going to keep watching a society where only non-disabled people move!]

[Citizen (subway passenger): Yes, get on.

ride fast

Let's go to work.]

Conflict between citizens and protesters is growing as the protests by disabled people's groups are repeated during rush hour.

However, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is in the position that it will take more time to reflect the needs of groups with disabilities.

Currently, 21 of 326 subway stations do not have elevators, but they asked for restraint from protests, saying that they would complete the installation by 2025 and increase the introduction of city low-floor buses and taxis for the disabled.

[Oh Se-hoon / Mayor of Seoul: In the next three or four years, it is almost not 100% (actually it will be completed), but so that citizens do not roll their feet when using public transportation…


I hope that people with disabilities will also refrain from it.]

Experts emphasize the need for prompt social consensus to resolve the issue of mobility rights for people with disabilities.

[Jeong Jae-hoon/Professor of Social Welfare Department at Seoul Women's University: I think we need a conversation table with a level of social solidarity where everyone gathers.