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World University students break into U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul

02:25  20 october  2019
02:25  20 october  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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University students invaded the U . S . ambassador ' s residence in Seoul on Friday using ladders to climb over the compound' s wall. As of Saturday, all the 19 students who broke into the ambassador ' s compound in protest remained in police custody. A detained college student shouts a

A group of South Korean students broke into the residence of American ambassador Harry Nineteen students , who described themselves as members of a liberal university students ’ group After the incident, Seoul police dispatched 80 more officers to beef up security of the envoy’ s home

University students invaded the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul on Friday using ladders to climb over the compound's wall. They charged in with signs saying they condemn the United States and urging the ambassador, Harry Harris, to "leave this land."

a woman taking a selfie: South Korea US Ambassador© Chun Jin-hwan/AP South Korea US Ambassador

"What the U.S. has done is kill, rape, poison our land and threaten our people's lives," one student shouted.

The protest, seen in videos online, was related to a sharp increase in defense costs for the 28,500 U.S. forces stationed in South Korea. In February, the country agreed it would contribute about 1 trillion won — $880 million — toward the troops for 2019, an 8.2% increase from 2018. A new round of talks is expected to be held next week in Hawaii.

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At least 19 South Korean university students were arrested Friday after climbing the walls of the U . S . Embassy in Seoul and attempting to enter the residence of Ambassador Harry Harris. Students were reportedly protesting the presence — and cost — of American military forces in the country.

(Bloomberg) -- A group of South Korean students broke into the residence of American ambassador Harry Harris on Friday, in a protest against Donald Trump’ s campaign to get the Asian nation to pay more for U . S . military support.Nineteen students

As of Saturday, all the 19 students who broke into the ambassador's compound in protest remained in police custody.


Harris gave a "shout out" to police, tweeting in English and Korean about the incident and saying his cats "are OK."

"2nd incident in 13 months in Heart of Seoul," he tweeted. "This time they tried to forcibly enter my home itself."

Police said on Saturday that security was heightened at his residence. The number of guards more than tripled, to 110, the Associated Press reported, citing the Seoul Metropolitan Police agency.

4 South Koreans arrested over break-in at US envoy compound .
South Korea police have formally arrested four anti-American students who broke into the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul last week while protesting the Trump administration's demands for the country to pay more to help cover the costs of keeping U.S. troops there. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Seoul Central District Court said Tuesday its judges granted arrest warrants for the four students over concerns that they would attempt to flee or destroy evidence.

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