If you don’t want to do military service in South Korea, you can join the riot police.

Forced Eviction, South Korea

After five decades of autocratic rule, on June 26, 1987, more than 1 million South Koreans in 34 cities took to the streets, forcing the government to hold a democratic presidential election. They haven’t stopped protesting since: South Korea is now the country with the highest number of protests in Asia  and, every year, nearly 2,000 South Korean riot policemen are injured on duty.

 



From the pages of COLORS #88 - Protest.