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Opposition leader sent to hospital after 8 days of hunger strike

Opposition leader Hwang Kyo-ahn was sent to hospital Wednesday night after eight days of hunger strike to stop President Moon Jae-in's push to pass some reform policies through the National Assembly, Hwang's officials said.

LKP lawmakers meet hunger-striking party chief Hwang Kyo-ahn in a tent on Wednesday. (Yonhap)
LKP lawmakers meet hunger-striking party chief Hwang Kyo-ahn in a tent on Wednesday. (Yonhap)

Hwang, chairman of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, started the hunger protest eight days ago in a tent set up in front of the presidential office in central Seoul.

His party has objected the reform bills that were placed on a fast-track. 

(khnews@heraldcorp.com

 

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