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South Korea: Anti-govt protests turn violent in Seoul02:22

South Korea: Anti-govt protests turn violent in Seoul

Korea, Republic of, Seoul
November 14, 2015 at 21:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators clashed with the South Korean police on the streets of Seoul, Saturday, after they gathered to protest against the President Park Geun-hye's labour policies and education reforms. They demanded the resignation of the president and radical changes to the country's legislative programme. Twelve people were detained and many other got injured during the clashes.

An estimated 70,000, with some sources saying 100,000, protesters gathered near the City Hall. A group of the activists attacked to police buses, trying to remove them, after they got blocked by police forces at Gwanghuwamun square. Local police deployed water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters.

Protesters claim that the government reforms will make employment more flexible and undermine workers' rights.

South Korea: Anti-govt protests turn violent in Seoul02:22
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Thousands of anti-government demonstrators clashed with the South Korean police on the streets of Seoul, Saturday, after they gathered to protest against the President Park Geun-hye's labour policies and education reforms. They demanded the resignation of the president and radical changes to the country's legislative programme. Twelve people were detained and many other got injured during the clashes.

An estimated 70,000, with some sources saying 100,000, protesters gathered near the City Hall. A group of the activists attacked to police buses, trying to remove them, after they got blocked by police forces at Gwanghuwamun square. Local police deployed water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters.

Protesters claim that the government reforms will make employment more flexible and undermine workers' rights.