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South Korea's #NISgate
« on: July 18, 2013, 16:56:54 PM »
http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201307180058-0022917


South Korea's #NISgate

Jul 18
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Koreans stage protests against intelligence agency on Constitution Day.

Photo via @badromance65.
 
Critics of South Korea's national intelligence agency held "one-person protests" across Seoul on Wednesday. Protesters condemned the agency's recent scandals and alleged political maneuvering to support the current conservative government. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) is accused of running an online smear campaign against liberal opposition candidates during the 2012 presidential elections.
 
Wednesday also marked Constitution Day in South Korea, a national holiday when citizens celebrate the adoption and public declaration of their constitution. Using Korean hashtags that translate to "Constitution Day one-person protest" and "NIS-gate", activists called for more accountability from the NIS.


The following sign reads: "Where did Article 1 of the Constitution go? I'm looking for the democracy the NIS took from me."


국정원에게 빼았긴 민주주의를 찾습니다. 정부종합청사 창겅동별관앞 1인시위 모습입니다. #제헌절1인시위 http://pic.twitter.com/KEEnFnX6P9
참여연대@peoplepower21
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a day ago
 




The non-profit watchdog organisation People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) tweeted this photo. The sign reads: "Today is Constitution Day. Where did democracy go? NIS investigation, Start it immediately. Dimiss NIS director Nam Jae-joon for political intervention."


오늘 낮. 서울청계광장에서도 제헌절을 기리며 국정원 사건 1인시위 했어요. 참여연대 청년연수 참가자입니다. #제헌절1인시위 http://pic.twitter.com/xPKqF7AiD3
참여연대@peoplepower21
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a day ago

 

Another netizen tweeted: "I held a one-person protest against the NIS while welcoming in Constitution Day in front of the Yi Sun-sin statue at Gwanghwamun Square."


광화문광장 이순신 동상앞에서도 제헌절맞이 국정원 1인시위 했어요. #제헌절1인시위 참여연대 유명희간사 http://pic.twitter.com/KsgGTDXJln
참여연대@peoplepower21
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a day ago

 



In the photo below, a PSPD activist participates in the one-person protest in front of the Seoul police station:



서울경찰청앞에서 함께 1인시위한 참여연대 청년 연수 참가자예요. #제헌절1인시위 http://pic.twitter.com/nqO1ZemF8P
참여연대@peoplepower21
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a day ago



 

The following tweet says: "In tears because of the current situation... return our democracy!"


지금 상황에 눈물이.. 민주주의 돌려달라! #제헌절1인시위 http://pic.twitter.com/ssbtlMPa9V
이시점에서@fighterphoenix
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a day ago


     

Elsewhere in Seoul, a group of youth rallied against the NIS. They held a sign that read: "We can't contain the anger of a reality that's so different from what we learned."



@AJStream July 17th, southkorea high schoolers declare political manifesto against #NISgate http://pic.twitter.com/VpB7eFDH8L via @badromance65
Jae [email protected]
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a day ago






http://youtu.be/LLlV_Xrb74Y
 

[팩트TV HD생중계] 717명 청소년 국정원 불법선거개입 규탄 시국선언
FactTVonair
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18 hours ago



South Korea has seen continuing protests over the alleged NIS scandal. On July 13, more than 200 civil society organisations gathered in Seoul Square outside City Hall to protest what they say was political interference in last year's elections.

 

Ohmynews
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17 hours ago

     

Thanks to Stream community members @metempirics and @livej, who suggested we cover this story.
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