September 11, 2002: The Solidarity of the Disabled to Obtain Mobility Rights (SDOMR)
occupy the railway lines at Seoul City Hall station demanding Mobility Rights for people
Whenever people with disabilities using wheelchairs attempted to get on buses,
police harassed and blocked them, saying that they were committing illegal activity.
Starting in July 2001 until April 2005,
people with disabilities staged “Let’s take a bus” protests 41 times and were
repeatedly assaulted with numerous injuries, arrests, and fines.
We are not objects of sympathy or charity.
We demand our legitimate human rights!
A legal protest against the federal and local governments for defending
a corrupt foundation responsible for embezzling billions of taxes as well as
violating the human rights of people with disabilities was not allowed.