I live in Gwangju's Unam-dong, and across the street some alarming banners went up recently.
These are banners you might see at a memorial for recently-departed dignitary, but here are for the death of conscience (양심) and business ethics (상도덕) in front of 벽산's "Blooming" apartment complex. I'm not sure of the particulars, though.
At the bottom of that banner you'll see a link to the cause's Daum cafe. A news search brings up this article from September 21st.
Banners are wrapped around all the buildings in the complex.
There were a couple of sit-ins going on this afternoon.
With some placards calling for a public apology and a refund.
A poster near one of their tents enumerates their complaints.
The neighborhood---Un-am-dong, not U-nam-dong, Gwangju has both---has its perks, but it's still a little ghetto. Nonetheless it has its charms, and in an interesting turn events I ended up moving in here after spending a week at a local hotel for orientation in August, 2006. It closed shortly thereafter, and remains vacant, although the church next door looks like it's moving in.
None of these apartments were there in August, 2006, and the area was pretty bleak.
Today these new apartments brought with them some coffee shop franchises, grocery stores, and other shops, though the neighborhood still has a lot of massage parlors and 유흥주점. Each morning as I walk to school I pass by practically the whole set of Fleer Ultra 출장마사지 cards.
I didn't think to take any pictures of the neighborhood that week in 2006, so if anyone from our orientation group has any I'd love it if you passed them along.