Riot police used tear-gas to break up violent anti-government demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea on Friday (11 October).
GV Police truck parked outside University
GV Students marching through campus singing
GV Police truck spraying tear gas
GV Police with shelds stand by
GV Students throwing missiles and attacking police truck with ladders, before being driven back by tear gas
GV Police trucks and police with shields (2 shots)
GV Police trucks spraying tear-gas
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Background: 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.