(Hyundai Motor Group) should not make its employees or third parties interfere with Park's rallies with vehicles, bodies or pickets.Seoul Central District Court / June 3, 2016
(The police) should have actively protected Park Mee-hee to ensure that she was able to fully express her views unhindered in her rally. It also should have strictly instructed and sanctioned the Hyundai Motor rally participants’ illegal self-help actions. The police officers failed to do so, claiming that managing overlapping rallies is not part of their duties. By failing to take appropriate measure against Hyundai Motor's actions, the police violated Park's constitutionally-guaranteed right to freedom of assembly.National Human Rights Commission of Korea decision (Nov. 2022)
(I'm a reporter from a news outlet called Newstapa. What is this rally about?) Go away, leave us alone.Hyundai-Kia Rally Participant A
(May I ask what this rally is about?) I don't know. (Are you sure you got no idea of this rally?) I don't know. They asked me to come out just for today.Hyundai-Kia Rally Participant B
Abusing the outdoor rally registration system to preempt the venues – for the sole purpose of preventing others’ gatherings with no intention of actually holding the gathering – is a substantial interference with the right to assembly, which is guaranteed by the Constitution and the Law on Assembly and Demonstration. … [Amid the rally registration system is first come, first served basis,] the fact that Hyundai Motor’s registration prevents individuals or groups who wish to organize outdoor rallies or protests related to Hyundai Motor Group from choosing a location, such as in front of Hyundai Motor headquarters' main entrance, is a significant restriction on their freedom of assembly.
If the series of rallies registered by Hyundai Motor Group is closely related to the location, it would be because the Hyundai Motor rallies in fact are not those real rallies guaranteed by the Constitution and the Law on Assembly, but the company’s security operations.Seoul Central District Court / Jan. 25, 2018
We are not sure who Newstapa referred to as ‘the rally participants in black outfit’ are. We are legally organizing our rally in accordance with the Constitution and laws, following the procedures and methods. We don’t intend to interfere with the gathering of others.Hyundai Motor Group Response / July 18, 2023
We didn't become security guards to protest and rally. Many regular people nowadays become security guards. But many of those who’d been thugs in the past choose to become certified security guards, because they want to live a better life. Then, if their employer sends them to rally, it’s no different from jobs they did in the past.A / Hyundai Motor's Fake Rally Participant
|Reporting||Kim Ji-yoon, Hong Woo-ram|
|Video Reporting||Kim Ki-cheol, Lee Sang-chan, Jeong Hyeong-min, Choi Hyung-seok|
|Video Editing||Park Seo-young|
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