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    [Breaking News] Demonstrators and Police clash downtown, Seoul. Police fire water cannons at them.

     
    [South Korea 2012 Presidential Election Scandals]

    25 civic groups including Fight for Voters’ Right (F4VR) and unified progressive party got together to hold Emergency Council, 2013 to deal with current affairs such as fraudulent presidential election, repression of labor unions, privatization plan of state-run companies, construction of Jeju naval base, and construction of Miryang high power transmission tower.
    It was held at Seoul Railway Station around 3PM with the participation of about 25,000 angry people.
    After the convention they began to march towards Seoul City Plaza, shouting slogans such as, “Democracy, people’s Livelihood, and Just and Peace are at great risk” “Park Keun-hye, you step down” “The presidential election was fraudulent”.
    On the way they clashed with riot police.
    In this cold weather the police used water cannons to break up the demonstrators and further protesting.
    It was one of the biggest rallies currently held in Seoul Metropolitan City and very significant in a sense of solidarity among people who have been engaged in different social and political issues.
    They wrap up the rally at the Chonggye Plaza around 6:30PM.


    [속보] 박근혜 정권을 규탄하는 2만여 시민 vs 12월 혹한 속의 살인적인 물대포를 발사한 경찰

    오후 3시 서울역에서 비상시국회의 열려...
    을지로·종로 곳곳에서 경찰과 충돌...

    진보 단체 등 2만여 명의 시민들이 7일 서울 도심에서 박근혜 정권을 규탄하는 집회를 열자, 경찰이 물대포를 쏘는 등 곳곳에서 충돌이 빚어졌다.
    이날 오후 3시, 유권소 등 25 개 시민단체와 진보당 등 정당 등은 서울역 광장에 모여 '2013 비상시국대회'를 열었다.
    이날 집회에는 주최 측 추산 2만 3000여 명 (경찰 추산 1만 1000여 명) 이 모여 "민주·민생·평화가 위기를 맞은 비상시국"이라며 "불법당선된 박근혜 대통령은 하야하라"고 외쳤다.

    오후 4시 15분쯤, 대회를 마친 이들은 남대문을 거쳐 서울 시청광장으로 행진하던 중, 을지로 1가 인근과 종로3가에서 다시 경찰과 거리에서 대치했다.
    이 과정에서 경찰이 오후 5시 50분쯤 종로2가 인근에서 시위대에 물대포를 쏘는 등 곳곳에서 충돌이 벌어졌다.
    경찰 측은 "불법시위 주최자 등 주동자는 물론 장시간 불법행위 가담자도 끝까지 추적해 반드시 사법처리하겠다"고 밝혔다.

    이날 시위대는 청계광장으로 이동해 마무리 집회를 진행한 뒤 오후 6시 30분쯤 해산했다.

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    F4VR Home Page : http://f4vr.com
    F4VR Cafe : http://cafe.daum.net/f4vr1219
    F4VR Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/유권소/437973899604753
    F4VR Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/FightforVotersRights
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