Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Photo Fwd: Price of gentrification
Price of gentrification
May 16, 2011
Sex workers who work in brothels around Yeongdeungpo Station in Seoul wear masks and caps and carry out a protest in front of a luxury shop of Shinsegae Department Store on the first floor of shopping complex Yeongdeungpo Times Square.
They spread out tens of thousands of 100 won and 50 won coins insisting on paying for a 1.6 million won luxury bag.
The sex workers say the construction of the Times Square shopping complex has led to an intense crackdown in the area by police officers for over a month. The sex workers say the crackdown has threatened their livelihood and have called for the abolition of the Special Law on Prostitution. (Photo by Kim Bong-gyu)