Thursday, September 18, 2008

reason #479

A blind masseur jumps into the Han River to avoid his arrest, as riot police struggle with other protesters.

Blind masseurs jump from bridge

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Police in South Korea have arrested 26 blind masseurs who were threatening to jump from a bridge to protest a government decision they say will rob them of their livelihood.

The South Korean health ministry recently decided to grant licenses to sighted masseurs and masseuses to practice certain kinds of massages. Since 1963, the law allowed only blind people to practice the profession, Yonhap said.

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