Tens of thousands of militant students and dissidents staged protests Saturday to demand the ouster of President Roh Tae-woo and the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
About 50,000 students launched two days of anti-government, anti-U.S. protests in the southeastern port city of Pusan, said the national news agency Yonhap.In Seoul, about 5,000 students waving banners and shouting slogans rallied at Sungkyunkwan University. Five city blocks away, 200 militant students occupied a six-lane downtown street for an hour, shouting "Down with Roh Tae-woo!" and "Drive out Yankees!"
There were no immediate reports of arrests or violence.
The students in Pusan, 200 miles southeast of Seoul, vowed to intensify nationwide protests demanding an end to the U.S. military presence in South Korea.