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South Korea: protestors wear fantastic masks in history books protest

by | 5th, December 2015

In Seoul, South Korea, during the anti-government rally on December 5 2015, demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government’s decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. The police banned the demo. The protest carried on regardless.

They wore some cracking masks. A few did wear those smug V for Vendetta horrors. But others tried harder:

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) A protester wearing a mask during the anti-government rally on December 5, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Seoul to protest against the government's decision to adopt new history textbooks and reform the labor market. Liberal civic groups decided to proceed the protest in the central Seoul despite a prohibition order from the police. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)



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