South Korean sex workers protest at anti-prostitution laws
Summary of story from the Irish Examiner, June 1, 2011
Hundreds of prostitutes and their pimps gathered on the streets of Chuncheon in South Korea yesterday to protest against new anti-prostitution law that they say threatens their livelihoods.
Yesterday’s protest follows a similar protest in a red-light district in Seoul to protest against a police crackdown on brothels.
Prostitution is illegal in South Korea but still widespread despite government crackdowns.
The rallies come weeks after officials began stationing police cars near brothels in a bid to drive away people looking to pay for sex.