Seoul: Hundreds protest Iraq troop deployment plan
Hundreds of protesters clashed with police Sunday near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul during a demonstration against the country's plans to dispatch more troops to Iraq.
An estimated 5,000 demonstrators attended, police said, converging on a street in the center of the South Korean capital to urge President Roh Moo-hyun to abandon the troop deployment.
This month, South Korea began sending 3,000 troops to
northern Iraq to join 660 soldiers already stationed in the
In June, Kim Sun-il, a South Korean who worked for a company that supplies the U.S. military, was beheaded by activists after Seoul refused to bow to their demand to scrap the troop dispatch plans. (Albawaba.com)
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