Friday, May 30, 2008

More protests in Seoul

Thousands of South Korean citizens are continuing their candlelight vigils against president Lee's decision to start importing American beef without proper controls, due to concerns about Mad Cow Disease. They are also furious about the Free Trade Agreement with the US and taking to the streets - more protests are expected this weekend.

Tens of thousands of citizens and students from more than 1,000 civic groups took to the streets hours after the government officially announced the resumption of U.S. beef imports, which will be available to consumers as early as next week.

However, protestors gathered at plazas in front of Seoul City Hall and Cheonggae Square, both of which are in downtown Seoul, holding a candle in one hand and placards criticizing the deal in the other chanting "Nullify the beef deal," "Eat the mad cow yourself Lee Myung-bak," and "Impeachment."

The Korea Times: Beef Import Decision Triggers Protests


Pandabonium said...

Vegetarian diet anyone? BSE isn't the only or even most important reason to stop eating meat.

Martin J Frid said...

A website with information about places to eat in Korea for those inclined to avoid meat, for whatever the reason may be ;)

Pandabonium said...

Does it list all three places? :p
Just kidding. Thanks for the link.

I would say world hunger and climate change are good reasons.

tornadoes28 said...

I love meat.