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S. KOREA SEEKS TO END RIOTS

Thousands of riot police searched out fugitive protest organizers Thursday as the government moved decisively to end six weeks of violent protests, supported by a nation whose tolerance has been exhausted.

Exemplifying just how fed up the middle class has become, scores of Seoul residents in one instance bodily halted fighting between police and students.On Wednesday, as police and student protesters battled outside Seoul's Korea University, about 20 neighborhood womenrushed into the middle of the fray and sat down. The fighting stopped.