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    South Korea opposition party members entered the National Assembly (Parliament) Hall in the capital of Seoul on Thursday to begin an indefinite 'sit-in' to protest the tough constitution promulgated by President Park Chung-hee.

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    South Korea opposition party members entered the National Assembly (Parliament) Hall in the capital of Seoul on Thursday to begin an indefinite 'sit-in' to protest the tough constitution promulgated by President Park Chung-hee.

    Led by outspokes opposition leader Kim Young-sam, 54 New Democratic Party members of Parliament marched into the Assembly building past politely-saluting police, followed by aides carrying bedding, flasks of coffee, food and oil-stoves.

    The protest is likely to last, say observers, at least until Monday 9th December when the Assembly, now in recess, ??? for a plenary session.

    Later in the day three parliamentarians from an opposition splinter group joined the New Democratic Party members in their protest against what they consider as the highly restrictive present constitution and also to press for the release of the more than 200 anti-Constitution protesters jailed earlier in the ???. Almost simultaneously with the Assembly protest, President Park during a speech commentated on those people trying to "split national opinion and cause social confusion...such anachronistic and unproductive factors will soon be washed away and vanish in rushing torr???ts of social advance."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6MGJBNS0ZO6PCW4KV14EFX3E
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6MGJBNS0ZO6PCW4KV14EFX3E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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