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400,000 police, 3 'floating islands' to grace November G20 summit

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The Korea Times reports that South Korea's National Police Agency will mobilize 400,000 police when the G20 comes to Seoul this November.

Already, "Ministry of Justice, police and other government offices have teamed up for months to “wipe out” unauthorized street vendors and homeless people spotted around meeting venues ... [and] have launched large-scale crackdowns on unregistered migrant workers nationwide, deporting many", reports the Times.

The summit will be hosted on three new artificial "floating islands" in the Han River in Seoul. The islands, several square kilometers in size and featuring convention halls, restaurants, parks and walking paths, will cost 94B Won ($85M Cdn) to build, reported the Korea Times in January 2010.


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Just how many of these

Just how many of these fucking G20 Summits are there?

They all cost billions and achieve absolutely nothing other than giving cops a chance to beat activists senseless and criminalize their causes.

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