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South Koreans protest crackdown on prostitution.

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posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 06:08 PM

South Korean prostitutes rally against sex trade crackdown
SEOUL : About 2,800 prostitutes wearing face masks and sunglasses to shield their identities marched on parliament to protest at a police crackdown on South Korea's sex trade...

...Police turned a blind eye to the illegal but flourishing sex trade until last month when a massive crackdown closed brothels nationwide and put tens of thousands of prostitutes out of business...

...The sex industry accounts for more than four percent of South Korea's gross domestic product, with its annual sales estimated at 24 trillion won (21 billion dollars) last year.

Statistics show one in five South Korean men buy sex four times a month and 4.1 percent of women aged 20 to 30 rely on prostitution to make a living.

I had no idea that prostitution was that big in South Korea.
$21 billion a year is huge.
They may as well just leagalize it, collect the tax revenue and regulate to make sure the women are safe.
Matter of fact, they should do that everywhere.

More pictures of the protests:
Getty: South Koreans Protest Sex Industry Reforms

Getty: Korean Prostitues Protest Against Sex Industry Crackdown


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