• Short Summary

    About 1,000 anti-Japanese demonstrators marched on the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday (6 September) and cheered on protesters who broke into the building, climbed to the roof, and tore down the Japanese flag.

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    About 1,000 anti-Japanese demonstrators marched on the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday (6 September) and cheered on protesters who broke into the building, climbed to the roof, and tore down the Japanese flag.

    Riot police fired teargas to disperse the crowd and several demonstrators were injured in clashes with the police.

    The South Koreans were protesting at what they considered to be Japan's slow investigation of the activities of a group of North Koreans resident in Japan, who are suspected of aiding the would-be assassin of President Park Chung-hee last month.

    The gunman, whose bullets fatally wounded Mrs. Park in the attempt to kill the President, was a Koreans residing in Japan. He carried a false Japanese passport and use da Japanese police pistol during the 15 August shooting.

    Friday's protest was the latest and most violent of a series of anti-Japanese rallies and demonstrations sparked off by the assassination attempt. The demonstrators carried placards demanding the dissolution of the Japanese North Korean Resident's Association based in Osaka.

    Many in the crowd were reported to be members of the old resistance groups who fought against Japanese colonial rule, before and during the Second World War.

    SYNOPSIS: A thousand angry South Korean demonstrators attacked the Japanese Embassy in ??? Capital, Seoul, on Friday. It ??? the most violent of the protests sparked off by last month's attempt on the life of President Park Chung-hee.

    Several protesters ere injured in clashed with riot police who fired tear gas to try to disperse the crowd.

    The demonstration was about allegations that Japan is harbouring anti-Korean activists.

    The gunman, who missed President Park but killed his wife, was a Korean residing in Japan who had a false Japanese passport and used a Japanese police pistol. The demonstrators claim Japan has been slow in investigating the activities of North Koreans in Japan.

    The demonstrators, who demanded the dissolution of the Japanese North Korean Residents Association, harried riot police who have been guarding the Embassy since August.

    A group of protestors broke the police cordon, got into the building, and eventually tore down the Japanese flag.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1LDI1F9J2V6GVFVI5XWFZ6S3
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1LDI1F9J2V6GVFVI5XWFZ6S3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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