Wednesday, December 07, 2005

South Korean Dump Truck Drivers vs Riot Police

South Korean riot police sit and show their force against a possible violence of striking workers in front of the National Assembly in Seoul Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005. About 60,000 union members went on a general strike on Thursday to demand labor rights for non-regular workers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Riot policemen clash with dump truck drivers during a protest in Seoul December 5, 2005. Riot police used water cannons as hundreds of dump truck drivers tried to march toward the parliament. About 8,000 unionised dump truck drivers began an indefinite general strike across the country on Monday as they demanded better working conditions and that parliament revise the road law, which they insist punishes the drivers instead of employers in cases of overloading. The drivers also demanded the government give them subsidies for soaring oil prices and that the Labor Standard Law be applied to them.

Dump truck drivers detain a riot policeman during a protest in Seoul December 5, 2005


At 1:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who won the riots in south korea? The workers or the cops?


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