Yesterday's K. Times reported that "Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon asked President Lee Myung-bak to grant a pardon to eight people convicted of violence during the clash between riot police and tenants over a redevelopment project in Yongsan, central Seoul, back in 2009. The city government said Park sent a written proposal to the President Tuesday, asking him to consider releasing the former tenants and labor activists who are currently in jail..."(*)
Today's Hankyoreh editorial demanded that "Yongsan victims deserve presidential pardon"!
JUSTICE & LIBERTY FOR THE "YONGSAN EIGHT"!!
* It seems that Seoul has - for the first time in history - a mayor who's not (only) interested in the wellbeing of the rich(i.e. the ruling class)... Instead he's (at least) trying to show/execute his responsibility for the "ordinary"(i.e. the poorer, but hardworking) citizens! Well, that's just my opinion... And I hope that's not only my wishful thinking!!