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S. Korean college students protest over tuition fees

06-08-2011 09:01 BJT

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Nearly a thousand South Korean college students have gathered in Seoul to protest against a rise in tuition fees. The protestors are angry with the government for reneging on a promise to reduce the price of college tuition.

Reducing the fees by half was one of President Lee Myung-bak's campaign pledges before he came to power. The government says it has been unable to implement the reductions due to unfavorable economic conditions caused by the global financial crisis.

Students requested permission last week from local police to hold the rally, but were refused. Police on Tuesday tried to prevent the students from demonstrating in a public area, but the protesters pushed through the line and small scuffles ensued. Students have been holding candlelit vigils in downtown Seoul to protest the cuts for more than a week.

Nearly a thousand South Korean college students have gathered in Seoul to protest against a rise in tuition fees. The protestors are angry with the government for reneging on a promise to reduce the price of college tuition.

Nearly a thousand South Korean college students have gathered in Seoul to protest
against a rise in tuition fees. The protestors are angry with the government for
reneging on a promise to reduce the price of college tuition.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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