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Korea Halts Center Takeover

December 02, 1985|United Press International

SEOUL, South Korea — Riot police stormed the U.S. Cultural Center in the city of Kwangju today to break up a nine-hour occupation of the director's office by students armed with gasoline bombs who were protesting U.S. support of President Chun Doo Hwan.

There were no reports of injury in the 10-minute assault. Fire trucks poured water through windows of the cultural center while police broke open a back door and overpowered all nine students holed up in the office of the center's director, Louis Spaventa, officials said.

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