About 100 supporters of retired Army Lieutenant "tiger" Yo Chan Song, rival candidate of retired army general Chung Hee Park, the ruling military junta leader, yesterday went into the hunger strike, demanding general Song's release.
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Whole view of the Party Headquarters building and front gate where the resolutions of the Party and their demands were placed on the wall.
Party sign and their resolution.
Gate where men walks into the building and Gen.
Men looking the resolutions. demanding release of Gen. Song.
Entrance of the room where the hunger strike is going on.
Head of Party's local chapter conducting the hunger strike.
Shots of the men who is conducting hunger strike, many shot.
Shots of resolution demanding "release of gen. Song,"
The Men who is on hunger strike singing the Korean national anthem.
More shots of strike.
Shot of their demand written on the wall (1) Freedom of speech (2) Free election and (3) freedom of movement to their presidential candidate Gen. Song.
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Background: About 100 supporters of retired Army Lieutenant "tiger" Yo Chan Song, rival candidate of retired army general Chung Hee Park, the ruling military junta leader, yesterday went into the hunger strike, demanding general Song's release.
The fasting supporters of Gen.Song are members of the Liberal Democratic Party on the ticket of which Gen.Song was running against Gen.Park in the coming October 19 presidential election.Before starting the hunger strike at 1730 hours local (0830 GMT), the party formed a "Committee to struggle for the release of general Song and free election."
General Song, aged 45, former Prime Minister under Gen.Park and now one of the most out spoken critics of the military government, was arrested on September 4 in hospital here where he was being treated for high blood pressure and kidney disorder.The Army Prosecution charged general Song with murder by ordering summary execution of an army officer and two enlisted men in 1950 during the Korean war which is 13 years ago.
The Liberal Democratic Party committee for the release of general Song said in a statement lst night that the party would resort to another measure in the event Gen.Song was not released after the hunger strike.Earlier yesterday leaders of Gen.Song's Party were allowed to meet him at Mapo Prison in the southerwestern sector of Seoul, where he was imprisoned.The Party secretary General, Mr.Yung kyu Cho, later told reporters Gen.Song received a proposition last week through an unidentified lawyer that if he withdrew from the presidential election the Army Prosecution would drop the charges against him.But Gen.Song rejected the proposition and said "would fight to the last." Gen.Song was quoted as saying "They are not releasing because they are afraid of me.but I will fight to the last.I am firmly convinced I shall win the election.