South Korean student protesters raly in Seoul today.
South Korean student protesters rallied in Seoul today to demand that U.S. President George W. Bush withdraw U.S. troops from Korea and that South Korean government abolish the National Security Law under which the Hanchongryon is described as a group benefiting North Korea. (Reuters)
Maybe when they stop benefiting North Korea, the law will be abolished!
Three major committees of the Hanchongryon had been outlawed since an earlier crackdown on the group last August (1997) following violent demonstrations at Seoul’s Yonsei University. Last year’s Yonsei protests and this year’s ceremonies to inaugurate new leaders clearly demonstrated Hanchongryon’s pro-North Korean, enemy-benefiting tendencies, a prosecution spokesman told reporters after a meeting of security officials.
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The militant group has called for the resignation of President Kim Young-sam and the reunification of the Korean peninsula under a formula suggested by communist North Korea.