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[From the Scene] Police clashes, political drama at memorial for Seoul crowd crush victims
[From the Scene] Police clashes, political drama at memorial for Seoul crowd crush victims
PoliticsFeb 5, 2023
In Seoul’s central Gwanghwamun, a memorial event was held over the weekend to mark 100 days since the Halloween crowd crush in Itaewon on Oct. 29 last year. Saturday’s event, meant to be a time for remembering victims of the disaster, was quickly marred by altercations with police and politicians using the occasion to push their own agenda. At least one family member of a victim was rushed to the hospital at around 2 p.m. after collapsing during a standoff with police. Squads of poli