SOUTH KOREA: Riots and Rights

Park faces new protests

After a series of inflammatory antigovernment rallies, 3,000 university students tore through the streets of Pusan last week, attacking government offices with rocks and fire bombs and battling police far into the night. The Seoul government denied student claims that five demonstrators had been killed, but admitted that six, along with 73 policemen, had been injured. Six police cars and 21 sentry boxes were destroyed. The eight-hour rampage, which followed several other clashes the night before, was the most serious outbreak of rioting in South Korea since the...

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