Seoul: At least 5 people killed

20th January 2009

A bulding squatted in the Seoul town centre was supposed to be demolished and the area redeveloped, and some 40 protesters were apparently pressing against the redevelopment, because some of them were owners of former shops, that had to close because of the plan.

The police tried to evict the place violently, the squatters threw Molotov Cocktails at them and a fire occured.

5 or 6 people died (one of them probably a cop), around 20 people were injured and there were 20 arrested.