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South Korean Prostitutes Protest Against Anti-Sex Law

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 22: South Korean prostitutes hide their identities as they participate in a rally on September 22, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea. Prostitutes rallied against government law aimed at the sex industry. The government began enforcing new laws seven year ago to target human traffickers, pimps and prostitutes. Prostitutes will rallied against government law aimed at the sex industry. Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, sex workers of the red-light district are fighting back, spurred by what they say is an unprecedented campaign of police harassment. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Korean sex workers protest stricter laws

About 1,600 prostitutes and pimps chanted slogans calling for the abolishment of laws that toughened the punishment for prostitution. The prostitutes mostly wore baseball caps, sunglasses and masks to hide their identities. (AP)