Police said yesterday they will trace violent demonstrators at a street rally in Seoul the previous night that left scores of police officers injured.
A spokesman for the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said in a news conference that they “will run after those who organized the violent rally and acted violently so they could be subjected to legal punishment.”
The spokesman also said, as many as 74 police officers were wounded, three of them seriously, adding that 72 police vehicles were damaged and 368 police cameras, walkie-talkies and other equipment were either damaged or stolen.
Police will file a suit against the organizers of the rally to seek financial compensation for the damage.
Thousands of demonstrators staged a rally at Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall late Saturday after a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the sinking of the ferry Sewol that claimed 304 lives off the southwest coast.
Source: Busan eFM News
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