• Short Summary

    Student rioting flared up again in Seoul, the South Korean capital yesterday, (20 May), for the first time since last month's Presidential elections.

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    Student rioting flared up again in Seoul, the South Korean capital yesterday, (20 May), for the first time since last month's Presidential elections.

    More than a thousand students clashed with police in a demonstration at Korea University. They were demanding an end to compulsory military training - an old grievance - and also the release of three student leaders arrested after a baseball match last week.

    The demonstration broke up after university professors had appealed to the students not to risk the possibility of the University's being closed down because of the violence.

    SYNOPSIS: Students at Korea University in Seoul clashed with police yesterday (Thursday) for the first time since last month's Presidential elections. Professors tried to stop the demonstration taking place, and warned the students that if there was violence, they risked having the University shut down.

    But the students forced their way through and marched out of the University gates. They were protesting against compulsory military training - an old grievance - and also demanding the release of three student leaders arrested last week after a baseball match.

    The police used tear gas against the students, who were attempting to stage a sit-down in the street, and drove them back into the campus Later, the students broke out again, and there was another short clash. Several dozen students were injured, and four arrests were made.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EATPU36YESC7QTGIXKJOAT5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EATPU36YESC7QTGIXKJOAT5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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