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Leessang face protest by former building tenant and organization after forced eviction

By elliefilet   Thursday, July 7, 2016   48,670   1,831   33

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Hip hop duo Leessang are facing a protest by former building tenant, Mr. Suh, and the organization 'Meeting of Those Who Want to Comfortably Do Business' after Mr. Suh's restaurant was evicted from the premises.

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On July 7, 100 service workers and a fork crane headed to the building owned by Leessang in order to forcefully evict former tenant Mr. Suh, who was unwilling to vacate. The forced eviction was met with resistance by Mr. Suh as well as members of 'Meeting of Those Who Want to Comfortably Do Business' as seen in the images below.

In 2012, Leessang purchased real estate worth millions in the Sinsa neighborhood of the Gangnam District in Seoul, and soon afterwards, they ran into issues with Mr. Suh, a tenant running a tripe restaurant. The rap duo initially refused to renew Suh's contract, but eventually agreed to allow him to run his tripe business in the building's basement and parking lot, giving him a deposit of 180 million Won ($155,000 USD). 

However, the Gangnam District real estate office stated the business was being illegally run in October of 2013 and demanded the restaurant's tent be torn down. Mr. Suh has been fighting court orders and ignored the second official court order to vacate by May 30 of this year. Mr. Suh is reported to have not renewed his sublease contract and has no legal right to continue running his business in the building. 

Mr. Suh and approximately 70 members of the organization are planning to stage a protest in front of Leessang member Gary's home on July 8.

Leessang Company stated, "We plan to release our official statement soon. This situation is a legal issue. The tenant is doing this for emotional reasons. As Leessang are in the public eye, we're currently waiting to act."



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    Aevry Friday, July 8, 2016

    So... why is he protesting against Lessang? It doesn't seem like they were doing anything wrong.. They even agreed to let him continue his business. It's the country evicting him.. not Lessang..

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    Aevry Friday, July 8, 2016

    Leessang*

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    shannnnt Friday, July 8, 2016

    They need to be arrested for real this is just ridiculous.

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    lovelynnnnnn Thursday, July 7, 2016

    No wonder why Gary always says stress haha. But in all seriousness, Leessang is doing the right thing. They're not even at fault for all of this. They gave him a chance before and now this dude is just wanting to be paid off so that all this protest goes away. He's ignored all the court calls so to me he shouldn't even have the right to protest. He's bringing a lot of trouble for the duo by not cooperating.

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