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In Seoul, police broke up the opponents of U.S. beef

June 29 2008
15:41

In the capital of South Korea came back performances spoiled opponents of U.S. beef. The demonstration, when a police force, has turned into violent clashes.

On the streets of Seoul reached 15 thousand people, who demanded to ban the import of U.S. beef. Protests proceeded peacefully at first, but when protesters surrounded the police, the clashes - the demonstrators started throwing stones at policemen and a bottle. Protesters smashed the windows of police cars, even tried to budge buses, which the authorities have blocked streets in central Seoul.

Police responded to the violence harshly: tear gas, water cannon and truncheons. The result - hundreds injured, dozens of detainees and material damage to thousands of dollars to broadcast the Vesti.

It is worth noting that the mass protests against imports of U.S. beef held in South Korea almost every day, but until such violent confrontations have not yet reached.

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