I suspected the violent demonstration by Chinese students during the Olympic torch relay in Seoul was illegal:
Officials from the prosecution, police and the Foreign Ministry held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss countermeasures.
The officials decided to take stern action after analyzing related video clips and citizens’ reports in an effort to identify violent protesters.
Chinese students involved in violent rallies will be deported even if they have already been fined or given a suspended jail sentence. [KBS Global]
More over at TMH.
It is good to see that the Korean government is taking swift and decisive action on this because what these Chinese protesters did on the streets of Seoul was disgraceful. It is also good to see that the Korean government isn’t giving special treatment to the Chinese in the hopes of not upsetting China.
To make this situation even more disgraceful, as I suspected, reports are coming out that the Chinese embassy orchestrated the entire student protest. Could you imagine what the reaction in China would be if the South Korean embassy organized Korean students inside China, armed them with Taegukis with polls, and then had them attack Chinese people in protest of the Kugoryo issue?