Korean Police Clash With Demonstrators
Clashes broke out Sunday as more than 7,000 riot police cordoned off Seoul’s Yonsei University to block an anti-government rally.
Groups of 300 to 400 students shouting anti-government and anti-U.S. slogans attacked police with firebombs and rocks at several gates to the school. Police firing tear gas drove the students back inside.
Inside the campus, some 5,000 cheering students, workers, farmers and Buddhists representing 13 dissident organizations inaugurated the National Alliance for Democracy and Unification.
A statement released at Yonsei said the nationwide coalition of “democratic forces” will try to elect a popular government in next year’s parliamentary and presidential elections.