[Letters] Legal limits needed in FTA protests

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[Letters] Legal limits needed in FTA protests

Protests should be differentiated from fighting or attacking each other. The civic groups are acting as if they are entering a war by gathering around major plazas in the city center and attacking policemen, but they must not forget that their main purpose is to make their voices heard and influence public opinion and government policies.

Protests are not the problem - it is the citizens’ right to ask for what they want, or complain for the unfair treatments they have been receiving - but the lack of responsibility in their actions has to be criticized. So many problems have been caused by the protests, like innocent pedestrians getting hurt and stores near the demonstration getting damaged. Protestors should not just demonstrate their own opinions but should also think once more and look around themselves and see what their acts are causing and will result in. For they are not only citizens who carry civic duties, but grown adults as well.

Park Na-eun, a student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
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