Scenes from a Protest

In the firmament of international antiglobalization activists, South Korea's militant farmers are superstars. Organized with military precision and armed with an almost suicidal disregard for personal safety, Korean farmers have repeatedly clashed with police, most recently at a Nov. 15 protest in Seoul where over 100 were injured. So when Hong Kong announced that 9,000 police officers would be on duty during the Dec. 13-18 World Trade Organization (WTO) talks, it's safe to say that they weren't posted to protect the city from the Philippines Domestic Helpers General Union. Some 2,000 South Koreans were scheduled to make the trip, and in...

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