YESTERDAY’S REPORTToday, now since 34 days street vendors are in sit-in strike in front one of Seoul’s main department stores LOTTE. Because of they (the capitalists) call it “development/modernization” - many street vendors are forced to move from there and on that way they lose their basis of existence. About the full background of the case you can read here (the leaflet what was delivered y’day to the citizens). So yesterday a protest rally and demonstration (from LOTTE to City Hall and back to LOTTE) took the streets of downtown Seoul and more than 100 activists of the street vendors movement, supported by some KCTU activists, by the Democratic Labor Party, activists who are defending their homes, Peoples Solidarity and some other activists. At least 360 riot cops were accompanying the demonstration and on Eulji-ro several times they threatened to attack the demonstrators, after all a not real comfortable situation, not really. But even threatened by the riot cops, the demonstration finished without serious incidents. On the final rally in front of LOTTE the activists promised not to give up the struggle until the affected got their rights and at least compensation for the financial loss. Here just some impressions of yesterday’s rally/demo by pictures:
LET’S FIGHT TOGETHER FOR A WORLD
WITHOUT EXPLOITATION AND OPPRESSION!
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE, ONLY IF YOU WANT AND FIGHT FOR IT!
착취와 억압이 없는 그날을 위해 투쟁
당신이 그걸 원하고 그것을 위해 투쟁한다면 다른 세상은 가능하다! 투쟁!