Seoul Metro, the operator of the capital’s subways, filed a harm swimsuit towards an advocacy group for folks with disabilities associated to its morning rush hour protests, in response to the Seoul Metropolitan Authorities on Tuesday.
The metro firm requested for compensation value 601.45 million gained ($484,000) for the 75 subway protests staged by the Solidarity In opposition to Incapacity Discrimination (SADD) that induced delays within the metro’s operation for the previous yr, submitting the swimsuit with the Seoul Central District Court docket on Friday.
The lawsuit follows Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon’s agency stance saying “there will probably be no extra generosity towards illegality” final month.
The protests have been halted for practically two weeks final month after the Seoul Central District Court docket handed down a ruling on the dispute, ordering the SADD to pay Seoul Metro 5 million gained for each five-minute delay it causes in subway operations. In the identical verdict, the court docket suggested the SADD to cease its subway protests and Seoul Metro to put in extra elevators at 19 subway stations by 2024.
After the decision, SADD stated it could restrict its protests to below 5 minutes and chorus from any actions that may trigger delays in subway operations.
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon and Seoul Metro responded that they wouldn’t settle for the court docket’s mediation, saying any delay in subway operations was a non-starter.
The SADD resumed protests on Jan 2., however stated final Wednesday that they’ll droop their subway protests once more till Jan. 19 and requested a gathering with Oh.
Till Jan. 19, members of the SADD will solely stage protests at a platform in Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, with out getting on the subway to disrupt operations. It’ll resume its morning rush hour protests on Jan. 20 if Oh refuses to satisfy, in response to the SADD.
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