• Short Summary

    Riot police used tear-gas to break up violent anti-government demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea on Friday (11 October).

  • Description

    Riot police used tear-gas to break up violent anti-government demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea on Friday (11 October).

    Students at the privately-owned Korea University and at a theological seminary have been demanding demoractic reforms and the release of people arrested earlier this year, under emergency presidential decrees banning protest against the constitution.

    Police sources said that 11 people were arrested after students hurled stones at police trying to half protest marches for two days in succession.

    Despite the liberal use of tear-gas, Korea University was not closed and occupied until Saturday (12 October). The students have said that they will continue their protest campaign against restrictive clauses of the constitution promulgated by President Park Chung-Hee.

    SYNOPSIS: Under recent trials by special court martial eight South Koreans have been sentenced to death, one hundred and ninety-five to jail - twelve of them for life. These trials were also halted in August.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA44P51D1N9BFCZZ45KGTV4SDJH
    Media URN:
    VLVA44P51D1N9BFCZZ45KGTV4SDJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment