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    POLITICAL RALLY IN SOUTH KOREA....WHERE ON TUESDAY NEARLY A THOUSAND DELEGATES FROM ALL PARTS OF?

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    POLITICAL RALLY IN SOUTH KOREA....WHERE ON TUESDAY NEARLY A THOUSAND DELEGATES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY PACKED THE CITIZENS' HALL IN SEOUL, THE CAPITAL, TO ELECT A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN THE ELECTIONS PROMISED FOR THIS AUTUMN.THE DELEGATES, ALL MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL RULE PARTY, ELECTED MR.PO SUN YUN, 66-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA, AS THEIR CANDIDATE.

    THE CIVIL RULE PARTY IS IN OPPOSITION TO GENERAL JUNG HUI PARK'S MILITARY GOVERNMENT.DELEGATES APPLAUDED SPEAKERS WHO CRITICISED THE GOVERNMENT'S RECORD.THEY ALSO APPROVED THE PARTY'S MANIFESTED WHICH DECLARED: "POWERFUL RULE OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT HAS DEGENERATED IN TO RULE BY TERROR, AND OLD EVILS, DURING FORMER CIVILIAN GOVERNMENTS, ARE DWARFED BY THE NEW EVILS BRED BY THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT."
    IN A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY, THE CIVIL RULE PARTY, SAID: "WE WILL CONTINUE OUR SACRED STRUGGLE UNTIL FREE DEMOCRACY BLOOMS IN THIS COUNTRY AND GOVERNMENT IS RULED BY THE WILL AND THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE."
    (THE DAY FOLLOWING THE RALLY, THE SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY GOVERNMENT RELEASED MORE THAN 70 POLITICAL PRISONERS, SERVING TERMS OF LESS THAN 20 YEARS FOR ELECTION IRREGULARITIES, CORRUPTION AND ANTI-REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES.THEY WERE RELEASED UNDER A SPECIAL AMNESTY TO MARK THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE MILITARY REVOLT ON MAY 16, 1961.THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED IT WOULD ALSO COMMUTE PRISON TERMS FOR 41 OTHER POLITICAL PRISONERS.IN ADDITION, 1557 OTHER PRISONERS WERE DUE TO BE RELEASED ON THURSDAY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8P6TYG9LNZCIF0SQ4WNYAUO8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8P6TYG9LNZCIF0SQ4WNYAUO8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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