- Title: SOUTH KOREA: STUDENTS FIGHT WITH POLICE DURING AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTEST
- Date: 22nd March 1996
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (MARCH 22, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GENERAL VIEW OF CAMPUS RALLY (2 SHOTS) 0.09 2. GV/TS/WS/ STUDENTS MARCHING OUTSIDE CAMPUS (4 SHOTS) 0.34 3. TS STUDENTS FACING RIOT POLICE 0.38 4. TS RIOT POLICE FIRING TEARGAS AND CHASING STUDENTS (2 SHOTS) 0.54 5. SV RIOT POLICE TAKING STUDENTS AWAY (2 SHOTS) 1.03 6. GV STUDENTS HURLING PETROL BOMBS - BOTTLES CONTAINING PETROL (2 SHOTS) 1.22 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Duration: 00:01:24
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- Story Text: INTRO: South Korean students and police fought pitched battles in the streets of Seoul, following allegations the government used money from a 600 million U.S. dollar slush fund to pay for its election campaign.
-------------------------------------------------------------------- More than 500 South Korean students fought a pitched battle with riot police in Seoul on Friday (March 22), hurling petrol bombs as an anti-government protest turned ugly.
Police retaliated with volleys of tear gas. The protesters were demanding that President Kim Young-sam reveal details of funds he used during the 1992 presidential election.
There were no reports of injuries but 20 students were arrested during the demonstration, which lasted for several hours.
Opposition politicians have alleged part of the money spent by Kim during the last presidential election was from a slush fund worth more than 600 million U.S. dollars which former president Roh Tae-woo has admitted amassing during his time in office.
Kim has described corruption as the nation's greatest sickness.
He has admitted receiving help for his 1992 presidential campaign but denies taking a single penny while in office.
Roh, an ex-general and former ally of Kim, and his predecessor Chun Doo Hwan, are on trial for corruption as well as mutiny and sedition, charges stemming from a 1979 coup and later army massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators.
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