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SOUTH KOREAN UNIONISED WORKERS BRANDISH A HATCHET WHILE FACING RIOT POLICE IN SEOUL.
South Korean protesters brandish a hatchet in front of riot police during a protest in Seoul June 23, 2001. Riot police used hatchets on Tuesday to disperse about 300 unionised cement-mixing truck and tower crane operators who had been on strike for one week. About 1,000 protesters from the hardline Korea Confederation of Trade Unions staged the rally, demanding and end to government-led economic restructuring, and calling for a nation-wide strike on July 5 to step up its fight.