Nearly a thousand members of a South Korean religious sect were arrested after they had attacked and ransacked - Dec 11 - a newspaper office in Seoul.
SLV people at window of Donga newspaper building
GV skirmish with police arresting demonstrators
SV detainees at police truck
SV police struggle with detainees
SV detainees in truck
MV policeman wearing respirators
MV arrested woman in truck, wipe their eyes
MV other arrested in truck
SV arrested man hustled to truck
MV arrested helped aboard truck
SV truckload of detainees away
SV INT wrecked office
SV INT another ditto
MV paper littering ground
CV paper lifted into handcart
GV police tidy up in front of office
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Background: Nearly a thousand members of a South Korean religious sect were arrested after they had attacked and ransacked - Dec 11 - a newspaper office in Seoul.
The rioters broke through a strong cordon of police guarding the offices. Books and papers were hurled out of the windows and some of the printing equipment was wrecked. Tear gas bombs and batons soon broke up the crowd, and those arrested - still drying their eyes after the tear gas - were driven off in lorries.
The paper had published an article saying that a halo which appeared above the leader of the sect when he preached was a fabrication, and refused to give in to the sect's demands for a retraction.
The article - it was claimed by the newspaper - was based on "scientific research". Members of the sect are known as Believers of the Olive Tree.