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Family members of Yongsan protestors who died confronting police on Jan. 20 meet near Cheong Wa Dae
Todd Thacker (todd)     Print Article 
Published 2009-02-06 13:54 (KST)   

'Letter of Protest'

Family members of those who died on Jan. 20 during violent confrontations with police in the Yongsan of Seoul that was slated for redevelopment met near the presidential office (Cheong Wa Dae) on the morning of Feb. 4.

They demanded an apology from the Korean president Lee Myung-bak and the arrest of the chief of police, Kim Suk-gi. They also tried to deliver their letter of protest but were met with a heavy police presence.

One woman attempted to climb the wall outside Cheong Wa Dae and tied herself to a CCTV camera pole. She told reporters she would not get down until she had delivered the families' protest letter. After about an hour she was pulled down from the wall.

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