To protest the injustice following the Burning Sun investigation, Netizens have flooded streets.
Post the Burning Sun incident, massive research and investigation of suspects have been carried out by Police. But what is being lacked behind is the core investigation between the club and the police
Netizens claim that Police is only focused on the celebrity side due to their high public recognition.
Burning Sun Scandal: Seungri’s arrest warrant dismissed
On Tuesday night, a local court denied the arrest warrant for Seungri. According to the court, charges of embezzlement were the result of lack of evidence for allegedly arranging of prostitute services for investors.
According to a report by Yonhap news released on May 18, civic groups are condemning the results of a police investigation after dismissal of Seungri’s arrest warrant by a local court. Civic groups claim the lack of accountability of key players of rape business.
Cosy relations between police and nightlife establishments
On Friday, the coalition held a press conference in front of the Seoul Metropolitan Police agency. A civic group representative said,
“The police report said there were no suspicious ties between the police and the sex industry, and no charges could be brought against superintendent Yoon. Seungri and the other key figures of Burning Sun Gate can freely roam the streets. The result of this investigation shows how infallibly male power operates, and how easily women’s calls for justice are silenced.”
Adding to this, Coalition said:
“None of the allegations, including those of cosy relations between police and nightlife establishments, illegal filming of women and spreading of such clips, have been resolved. The police should not regard the Burning Sun scandal as an illegal act at one club; they should make a thorough investigation to eradicate the industry exploiting women and female sexuality.”
A former Green Party candidate for Seoul mayor, Shin Ji-ye, said that the disturbingly familiar pattern is observed after the investigation result. On Friday, Shin Ji-ye told a press reporter:
“It was the same 10 years ago in the sexual abuse case of the late actress Jang Ja-Yeon. Key male suspects in power all got away and in the end, just the entertainment agency head and two managers got slaps on the wrist on charges of physical violence. If such kinds of investigations continue to be the norm, Korea will be nothing more than a kingdom of rape run by powerful insiders.”
Netizens plan more rallies
Netizens call for rallies over the weekend to warrant stronger government action over the Burning Sun Scandal. Inside the business nightclubs, the rampant rape culture is revealed.
An online petition filed calling for a special probe into VIP nightclub guests. They allegedly pay for the provision of drugged female club members to rape. Over 50,000 people have signed this petition.