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Jun 18, 2013

Union Leader in Korea Arrested by Police

The head of the Ssangyong Motors union has been arrested and detained by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Department for setting up tents for union protestors in the front of a heavily touristed downtime palace.  The arrest was obtained via a court detention warrant.

The Seoul City, during past demonstrations, has been crippled by demonstrators hellbent on disrupting the lives of fellow citizens.  Protests have even lead to the burning of police buses and the destruction of other city property.

The union leader has violated a law on setting up illegal facilities multiple times and was arrested while on probation.  It seems the purpose of these protests has little to do with the freedom of expression and more to do with attempting to occupy a space in order to disrupt the lives of residents and tourists. 

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SeanHayes@ipglegal.com

IPG is engaged in projects for companies and entrepreneurs doing business in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam and the U.S.

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