LGBT protestors have occupied Seoul’s City Hall in response to the mayor’s motion to halt the enactment of the Charter of Human Rights.

The charter was due to formerly write in a non-discrimination clause towards LGBT people.

Mayor Park Won Soon’s decision to halt its enactment comes as a surprise after his claim two months ago to make South Korea the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage.

According to LGBT activists, Won-Soon said: “As the mayor of Seoul, I do not support homosexuality.”

Leading the protest was Rainbow Action, a coalition of 20 LGBT organisations who continue to occupy Seoul’s City Hall.

Rainbow Action have remained firm in their protest and have urged the world to tweet or email Won-Soon to pressure him to enact the Charter.

“Until we meet [the mayor] the sit-in will continue,” protester Jang Byong Kwon stated.

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