SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of students demanding that government candidate Roh Tae Woo quit the race burned Roh in effigy today and battled riot police in four cities.
In Seoul, about 2,000 students burned effigies of Roh at a rally on the Korea University campus. Police fought about 600 students who tried to march out of a university in Kwangju, the Korean news agency Yonhap said. It also reported clashes between police and students shouting anti-Roh slogans in Ansan and Taejon. Students have demanded Roh's resignation from the race, saying they want to end military intervention in politics.