Mass anti-government rally staged in South Korea

Seoul, Dec 5: Tens of thousands of protesters in South Korea on Saturday held a mass rally against a raft of government policies that they believe have weakened democracy.

About 18,000 police have been deployed in the capital, Seoul, BBC reported.

Anti-govt rally held in S Korea

Protesters oppose plans including changes to labour laws and greater controls over history textbooks.

A mass protest last month where about 60,000 people took part saw violent clashes between protesters and police and ended in a riot with water cannon being used to prevent marchers from getting to the presidential palace.

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A 69-year-old went into a coma after being hit with the water cannon.


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