Opposition Groups Protest in Seoul
Protestors rally against against the conservative administration of President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea. Opponents have taken to the streets in recent weeks to oppose labor reforms that make it easier for companies to fire workers, and against government-issued public school textbooks that they say whitewash parts of Korean history, including the rule of President Park's father, Park Chung-hee, who ruled South Korea as president and dictator from 1961 to 1979. The police estimated 14,000 people attended Saturday's rally, though organizers put the numbers much higher. Similar protests last month resulted in clashes between protestors and the police, leading to multiple arrests and the severe injury of a farmer who was hit by a police water canon and remains unconscious in the hospital.
- Ben Weller
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