South Korea: Anti-U.S. Fever Surges Anew

Anti-U.S. Fever Surges Anew

He doused himself with kerosene and paint thinner. Shouting "Out with U.S. imperialism!" and "Out with police!" Lee Tong Soo, 22, a freshman at Seoul National University, set himself on fire and then jumped to his death from the roof of a school building.

Lee's suicide was perhaps the most macabre episode in a week of violent demonstrations against the authoritarian government of President Chun Doo Hwan. The protests have been inflamed in part by Washington's steadfast support of the Chun regime. On Wednesday 21 students broke into the offices of the U.S. Information Service and the American consulate in the...

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