UPDATE 10 December 2015: KCTU President Han Sang-gyun is in detention after handing himself over to the police. Read his declaration here:
Further to police raids on trade union offices in Seoul, the South Korean government has now banned the planned second People’s Mass Mobilisation on 5 December.
According to media reports, the police have issued summons for hundreds of protesters and threatened to issue arrest warrants before 5 December against those who do not appear before the police. Dozens of union leaders and officers are already detained without any reasonable grounds.
Despite these acts of intimidation, trade unions and the social movement in Korea have decided to go ahead with the Mass Mobilisation on 5 December.
PSI affiliates in South Korea have asked for international support. Please find attached a sample letter that you can use to send to President Park, Geun-hye requesting her:
Please also send a copy of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.