President Yoon “Strict response to illegal protests” ‥ Opposition party “The final goal is to take away civil liberties?”

President Seok-Yeol Yoon announced strict enforcement of the law, targeting the recent rally of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, saying that he had ‘disrupted public order’.

While the ruling party also embarked on a revision of the law banning late-night assemblies, the Democratic Party questioned whether this was the ‘freedom’ emphasized by President Yoon.

This is reporter Jo Hee-hyung on the sidewalk안전놀이터.

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A cabinet meeting presided over by President Yoon Seok-yeol.

In all remarks released live, President Yoon directly criticized the recent rally of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions.

[President Yoon Seok-yeol]
“The people will find it difficult to tolerate the behavior of the KCTU’s assembly that violates the people’s freedom and basic rights and disrupts public order.”

At the same time, he said that the freedom of assembly and demonstration does not justify the act of violating the freedom and basic rights of others or disrupting public order.

He criticized that “the former government has virtually given up the exercise of police authority for illegal assembly and demonstration” and “urged the police and public officials to strictly enforce the law.”

[President Yoon Seok-yeol]
“Our government will not neglect or condone any illegal acts.”

Demands the disclosure of account books to the labor union and calls the construction union a so-called ‘violation’

The Democratic Party criticized whether the suppression of freedom of assembly and expression is the freedom that President Yoon emphasized.

[Kim Han-kyu/Democratic Party spokesperson]
“Is the ultimate goal to take away the freedom of citizens?

The Justice Party also criticized that it is an unconstitutional idea to deprive freedom of assembly, which should be corrected if there is disorder in the assembly hall.

[Kim Hee-seo/Justice Party Spokesperson]
“Please do not forget that freedom of assembly is democracy itself and the spirit of the Constitution itself.”

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, which was pointed out as a party to the illegal assembly, said, “Isn’t it that we will block all actions that criticize and oppose the government?” criticized.

This is MBC News Cho Hee-hyung.

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