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WORLD IN BRIEF : SOUTH KOREA : Clashes Mark Eve of Uprising Date

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Dissident students hurling rocks and firebombs fought police in Kwangju and a dozen other cities on the eve of today’s 10th anniversary of a bloody anti-government uprising in Kwangju. South Korea’s 130,000-strong police force was on top alert after a major dissident coalition called for nationwide protests today to mark the anniversary of the 1980 uprising in the southwestern city, which was crushed by troops with the deaths of at least 200 citizens.


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