• Short Summary

    THE CONTROVERSIAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BILL TO ALLOW SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT CHUNG-HEE PARK TO SEEK A THIRD CONSECUTIVE TERM WAS TABLED BEFORE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON TUESDAY AND WILL BE PUT TO A VOTE ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    THE CONTROVERSIAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BILL TO ALLOW SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT CHUNG-HEE PARK TO SEEK A THIRD CONSECUTIVE TERM WAS TABLED BEFORE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON TUESDAY AND WILL BE PUT TO A VOTE ON SATURDAY.

    ALTHOUGH GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION PARTY LEADERS AGREED ON THE SCHEDULE, MORE THAN 3,000 STUDENTS FROM NINE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN SEOUL CLASHED WITH RIOT POLICE IN PROTESTS AGAINST THE BILL. THE AMENDMENT WOULD LIFT THE PRESENT CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON A THIRD CONSECUTIVE PRESIDENTIAL TERM. PRESIDENT PARK'S SECOND TERM ENDS IN JULY 1971. BUT HE HAS SAID HE WILL RESIGN IMMEDIATELY IF THE AMENDMENT IS REJECTED.

    THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATIONS ON TUESDAY CAME FROM STUDENTS AT YONSEI UNIVERSITY WHERE 1,500 STUDENTS INCLUDING ABOUT 200 GIRLS SURGED INTO THE STREETS FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING. THEY SPLIT INTO TWO GROUPS AND MARCHED A FEW HUNDRED YARDS THROWING ROCKS AND BOTTLES BEFORE BEING HALTED BY RIOT POLICE WHO USED A SPECIAL TEAR-GAS SPRAYING MACHINE TO DISPERSE THEM. MORE THAN 50 STUDENTS AND POLICE WERE INJURED IN THE DEMONSTRATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5I6JBOROJVHH5CLI0BH1WBLZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I6JBOROJVHH5CLI0BH1WBLZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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