• Short Summary

    SOUTH KOREAN DEPUTIES LASHED OUT WITH THEIR FISTS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN SEOUL ON WEDNESDAY.

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    SOUTH KOREAN DEPUTIES LASHED OUT WITH THEIR FISTS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN SEOUL ON WEDNESDAY. THE FIGHTING BROKE OUT DURING FORMAL PROCEDURE ON THE RATIFICATION OF THE TREATY WITH JAPAN.

    THE LONG-STANDING CONTROVERSY OVER RATIFYING A TREATY WITH KOREA'S FORMER COLONIAL OVERLORD ERUPTED IN THE CHAMBER AS SOON AS THE VICE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED THE GOVERNMENT'S REQUEST FOR A ACCEPTANCE OF THE TREATY.

    THIS LED TO AN ASSAULT ON THE SPEAKER'S DAIS. IT LASTED FIVE MINUTES. WHILE TEMPERS WERE STILL HOT, AN OPPOSITION DEPUTY SMASHED A SHEET OF PLATE GLASS ON A TABLE ON THE PLATFORM, KICKED THE TABLE OFF THE PLATFORM, GRABBED THE SPEAKER'S GAVEL AND WIELDED IT IN THE AIR.

    DEPUTIES ALSO STAGED AN ASSAULT ON THE PLATFORM EARLIER, IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION ON THE TREATY. FOR ROUND TWO, GOVERNMENT PARTY MEMBERS STOOD AROUND THE SPEAKER'S CHAIR AS A PROTECTIVE CORDON BUT THEY HAD TO GIVE WAY TO GREATER NUMBERS IN A CLASH THAT WAS ONE OF THE WORST IN THE 15-YEAR HISTORY OF THE ASSEMBLY.

    (CRITICS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARGUE THAT THE TREATY WILL LEAD TO ECONOMIC DOMINATION BY THE ADVANCED INDUSTRIES OF JAPAN. THE LATEST GROUP IN KOREA OPPOSING RATIFICATION ARE II FORMER GENERALS. THEY HAVE ASKED PRESIDENT CHUNG HEE PARK TO GIVE UP TRYING TO FORCE THE TREATY ON THE COUNTRY.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVADERS2M2F3X7WCBQFGHAU9ZX8K
    Media URN:
    VLVADERS2M2F3X7WCBQFGHAU9ZX8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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