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[Korea News Photo] Protest Street Art
A poignant Yongsan relocation protest mural painted on three discarded mattresses
Todd Thacker (todd)     Print Article 
Published 2009-02-23 12:43 (KST)   
©2009 OhmyNews Kwon WS
A month after six people died in violent protests over the relocation of citizens from the Yongsan area of central Seoul, demonstrations continue.

Today's photo comes from the streets of Yongsan. It is a mural depicting the destruction of homes by "MB" (a term used in Korea to refer to President Lee Myung-bak). The painting is on three discarded mattresses from the homes of the displaced.

It reads: "The poor get poorer. The rich get richer." And, "For sale."

Many believe that President Lee is sympathetic to big construction companies that benefit from forcing neighbourhoods to sell their homes to build expensive highrise apartment blocks.

You can read more about the Yongsan protests in the articles below.

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