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Workers celebrate first anniversary of candlelight revolution

workers celebrate first anniversary of candlelight revolutionSouth Koreans commemorated the first anniversary of what has come to be known as the ‘candlelight revolution’ on Saturday 4 November. The candlelight revolution was a series of huge demonstrations over a few months that led to the downfall of President Park Geun-hye. For this anniversary thousands of workers demonstrated on the streets of Seoul for further reforms in relation to an end to casualisation, higher wages and less union repression. Workers’ continued activism is still needed, and this is reflected in other parts of civil society in relation to the widespread corruption in the South Korean political system.

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