SOUTH KOREA: Clampdown on the Campus

Students at Seoul National University had just draped the last bits of bunting over decorative arches and buildings when a convoy of uninvited guests arrived to help them celebrate the institution's 25th anniversary last week. Onto the campus poured helmeted, tiger-suited, carbine-packing troops of the country's toughest army unit, the Seoul Garrison Command. At nine other colleges and universities in the capital and the southern city of Kwangju, the scene was duplicated as troops laid down tear gas and broke classroom doors and windows in pursuit of fleeing students. In all, 1,900...

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