Eyewitness account (by comrade "Dope") about yesterday's riot cop attack against the 'Anti-war Candlelight Culture Festival' (on the occasion of Obama's visit in Seoul and the planned redeployment of S.K. troops to Afghanistan) in Myeong-dong:
"I was there at the candlelight vigil, playing my guitar to sing 'put the gun down' (together) with (the protest singer) Byeol-eum-ja-ri-pyo. People were singing along with us, as all of a sudden 200 cops came in, started arresting people brutally, crushing the vigil, beating up people who were resisting, people were screaming...
It was like hell. It was like a riot cop party. They arrested 18 peace-loving people who were just sitting down and listening to our music."
☞ 경찰, '반전 촛불문화제' 참가 시민 18명 연행 (VoP, 11.18)
☞ 경찰, '아프간 재파병 반대' 시민 18명 연행 (TiN, 11.18)