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S. Koreans protest against FTA with US

11-24-2011 14:23 BJT

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Thousands of South Koreans have protested against the recently ratified South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, known as the FTA.

The protesters gathered in the capital's Seoul Plaza and chanted slogans. As tensions rose, police scuffled with protesters and fired water cannons. South Korea's parliament ratified the long-stalled free trade deal on Tuesday after ruling party lawmakers forced a vote amid shouts and shoves from opposition rivals.

Lawmakers have been wrangling over the free trade deal since the US approved the deal last month.

Opposition lawmakers say the deal favors the US over South Korean workers.

The deal is the US's biggest free-trade agreement since the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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