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  • S Korea: business owners shave their heads to protest virus curbs
  • Almost 300 small business owners shave heads in protest
  • S Korea: head shaving a long-standing tradition to protest

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In South Korea, head shaving has been a form of protest and is a long-standing tradition that is used to show one's commitment to a cause.

Hundreds of South Korean business owners shaved their heads outside the parliament in Seoul to protest the government's virus restrictions.

Small business owners expressed their anger over government's decision to extend Covid-19 restrictions and demanded compensation from the government over their losses during the restrictions.

The current coronavirus restrictions mandate restaurants and cafes to close at 9 p.m.

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299 business owners shaved their heads to express their anger on Tuesday.

In South Korea, head shaving has been a form of protest and is a long-standing tradition that is used to show one's commitment to a cause.

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