Tear gas fired by police to quell...

Tear gas fired by police to quell anti-government protesters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday interrupted a game between the United States and South Korea in the 16th President's Cup international soccer tournament.

The first half had just ended in Pusan, South Korea's second-largest city, 205 miles southeast of Seoul, when the tear gas drifted across the field from nearby Dong-A University.

Officials said that more than 20,000 students protested on 37 campuses--17 in Seoul and 20 in provincial cities across the country.

About 1,000 enraged spectators at the soccer game hurled objects at police and leaped to the field, demanding that their admission fees be refunded.

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