Armoured coaches surround protestors in Jeonju, South Korea.
At least six armoured buses packed with Korean police officers in full riot gear surrounded protesters of the American beef imports issue last Wednesday. The protesters had gathered in the downtown area of Jeonju between oh gori (five roads) and Gaeksa house. There were some small fires and shouting from the crowd but no clashes with the officers. The majority of the protesters had left the scene by 10.40 pm.
This follows weeks of protests, mostly peaceful, in the capital Seoul following President Lees' refusal to completely ban beef imports from America. Presidents Lees approval rating has plummeted since his election with many South Koreans now asking for him to be removed from office.