In South Korea there have been a series a demonstrations by people protesting at the alleged bugging by a United States intelligence agency of the Presidential Mansion.
GV Group of demonstrators marching through Seoul towards U.S. Embassy (2 shots)
GV PAN FROM police to U.S. embassy
TV Demonstrators carrying banners and chanting slogans outside Embassy (5 shots)
SV Riot police moving among demonstrators and moving them on from Embassy (5 shots)
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Background: In South Korea there have been a series a demonstrations by people protesting at the alleged bugging by a United States intelligence agency of the Presidential Mansion.
SYNOPSIS: demonstration, on Tuesday (11 April) in Seoul,, was carried out by members of the Korean Trades Union Federation. The marches, who numbered about 300, carried banners and wore headscarves with slogans. Their objective was the United States Embassy building, the scene of demonstrations by other groups over the previous two days. Riot police were there, waiting.
After the demonstrators arrived they chanted slogans, protesting against the alleged bugging.
The demonstrations have been sparked off by a reported statement by the former United States Ambassador in Seoul, Mr. William Porter. He is alleged to have said that an American intelligence agency had placed an electronic bugging device inside the Korean Presidential Mansion. The Korean Trade Union Federation has described the alleged bugging as a "criminal act".
After a short while the riot police moved in to disperse the demonstrators. A number of scuffles broke out, but there were no reports of injuries or arrests.
In other demonstrations, students, workers and housewives had protested against the alleged bugging incident. Reuters report that Korea's Foreign Relations Committee is likely to issue a statement asking the U.S. government to clarify the allegation.