• Short Summary

    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.

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    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1OIJ3P4ZM5HATJFHLA7CJ4AH
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1OIJ3P4ZM5HATJFHLA7CJ4AH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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