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    THERE WERE MORE STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN SEOUL, THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH KOREA, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THE?

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    THERE WERE MORE STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN SEOUL, THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH KOREA, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THE YOUTHS ARE RIOTING AGAINST THE RECENT TREATY WHICH ESTABLISHES NORMAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THEIR COUNTRY AND JAPAN. POLICE USED CLUBS AND TEAR GAS TO BREAK UP A CROWD OF TEN THOUSAND STUDENTS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY - AND WHEN THE CROWD DISPERSED THE STREET RESEMBLED THAT OF A WAR-TORN CAPITAL. NINETY-FOUR POLICEMEN WERE INJURED, AND NEARLY FIVE HUNDRED OF THE STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED.

    THE SITUATION IN THE CITY BECAME MORE TENSE WHEN STUDENT LEADERS ANNOUNCED THEY HAD SEIZED A POLICE SERGEANT AND WERE HOLDING HIM HOSTAGE AT CHUNGANG UNIVERSITY - ONE OF THE LARGEST IN SEOUL, AND SOURCE OF MUCH OF THE DISCONTENT. THE SERGEANT, SEVERELY BEATEN UP, WAS RELEASED LATER.

    DURING THE BATTLE WITH THE POLICE SOME OF THE STUDENTS LEAPT INTO THE RIVER HAN TO ESCAPE THE TEAR GAS. POLICE, THEIR FACES COVERED IN FORMIDABLE GAS MASKS, PATROLLED THE STREETS AS LORRIES LADEN WITH TROOPS ROLLED UP.

    A SENIOR GOVERNMENT MINISTER HAS SAID THAT SEOUL MAY BE PLACED UNDER THE CONTROL OF AN ARMY DIVISION IF FURTHER OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE OCCUR. ONE OF HIS COLLEAGUES, EDUCATION MINISTER, CHUN-JU YUN, WAS STONED BY A CROWD OF STUDENTS WHO CHASED HIM HOME SHOUTING "KILL HIM! KILL HIM!"
    (LAST YEAR SIMILAR STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS ERUPTED IN SEOUL AND THE GOVERNMENT WAS FORCED TO IMPOSE MARTIAL LAW. A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN HAS SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DETERMINED NOT TO FOLLOW THE SAME COURSE THIS YEAR.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LPSBCXYQ8Z11522GJU5N2WKJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LPSBCXYQ8Z11522GJU5N2WKJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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