'Occupy' Protests Hit ... South Korea

Thirty civics groups plan to Occupy Seoul
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2011 7:38 AM CDT
South Korean protesters occupy a street during an earlier against the government's economy policy in Seoul, South Korea, June 29, 2011.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(Newser) – Apparently the Occupy Wall Street protest movement has gone global. A coalition of 30 civic groups is planning a two-day “Occupy Seoul” protest, calling on Koreans to gather throughout South Korea’s capital, including in its Yeouido financial district, the Yonhap news service reports. “We will join the global movement and gather the voices of desperate Koreans,” the activists wrote in a news release, calling on the “99% of Koreans” to stand up to the super-wealthy “1%” running things.

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