South Korean Labor Union Launches Strike Dressed as the “Squid Game “
The Korean drama “Squid Game” funded by Netflix has set off an upsurge in countries around the world. Even the largest trade union in South Korea, the Democratic Labor Union (KCTU, referred to as the Democratic Labor Union) launched a strike rally on Wednesday (20th). Dressed as the red-clothed characters in “Game of Squid“, protesting the high housing prices and high working hours, and accusing them of working hard to make a living in the urban jungle just like the characters in the play.
According to reports, on October 20, more than 80,000 members of the Democratic Workers’ Federation in 13 cities in South Korea held a strike rally, demanding that the government cancel informal employee positions, improve working conditions, and raise minimum wages. According to statistics, workers in this country work an average of 44.6 hours a week.
It can be seen from the filmed on-site that many people dressed in character costumes similar to “Squid Game ” and gathered and danced and played music in the venue. According to reports, 27,000 people gathered for demonstrations in Seoul, and the authorities deployed about 12,000 policemen to set up fences at Gwanghwamun Square to control the crowd.
Some union members said that, just like the characters in the hit TV series “Game of Squid”, they are also struggling to make a living. Another worker said that the plot of “Squid Game” reminded him of his dead colleagues, who, like game contestants, struggled to survive.
“Squid Game” has become the most-viewed TV series in history since its inception a month, and won the popularity championship in more than 190 countries and regions. The play mainly tells the story of a group of people who are frustrated in life suddenly received a mysterious invitation to participate in a special survival game. The winner can get a reward of 45.6 billion won, but the games they participate in are deadly games that test humanity.