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September 22, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Chairs, water bottles and fists, ungloved ones, flew in Ring B at the Olympic boxing arena Thursday morning when outraged South Koreans attacked a referee. The mini-riot broke out seconds after Bulgaria's Alexander Hristov had been awarded a 4-1 decision over South Korea's Byun Jong-il. A South Korean coach and a team manager entered the ring first, the team manager grabbing the referee, Keith Walker of New Zealand, by the arm and shouting in his face.
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June 14, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Militant students admitted beating a suspected police spy who was found dead last month in the southwestern city of Kwangju. A spokesman for the student council of Kwangju's Chonnam National University told reporters that council members beat Lee Jong Kwon, 25, during an interrogation May 27. Police believe the beating was the cause of death. Police said they had detained two students and planned to arrest five others in connection with Lee's death.
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September 23, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Five South Korean boxing officials were thrown out of the Olympic Games Thursday for their roles in an assault on a referee earlier in the day. "If I had my way, they would be suspended for life," said a seething Anwar Chowdry, president of the International Amateur Boxing Assn. (AIBA), in announcing the suspensions. In a statement made about 10 hours after the mini-riot, Chowdry indicated that he had, at least briefly, considered canceling the rest of the boxing tournament.
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January 13, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The events triggered when Staff Sgt. Frank Golinar patted his wife's bottom are almost unbelievable. As reported--or misreported--in the Korean press, U.S. soldiers who were harassing a Korean woman in a crowded subway car attacked and beat a Korean man who protested. They were taken to a police station by an angry mob. When they were handed over to U.S.
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January 11, 1996 | From Reuters
A U.S. soldier based in South Korea was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted rape after he allegedly broke into a woman's apartment, a U.S. military statement said. It said Army Pvt. Terrence Hines was in U.S. military custody after Korean police pursued him from the apartment in the Itaewon district of Seoul, which is near the country's biggest American military base. Police were called to the apartment early in the morning by a neighbor, the statement said. A total of 37,000 U.S.
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October 23, 1988
Twenty students hurled firebombs at a USO building in Seoul after a brawl between South Koreans and U.S. soldiers, police and news reports said. No injuries were reported and there was no damage. Seoul newspapers said the attack involved 20 slogan-chanting students who hurled about 10 firebombs at the American recreational facility for service personnel and scattered leaflets demanding that the U.S. government apologize for alleged assaults by American soldiers on Koreans.
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June 14, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Militant students admitted beating a suspected police spy who was found dead last month in the southwestern city of Kwangju. A spokesman for the student council of Kwangju's Chonnam National University told reporters that council members beat Lee Jong Kwon, 25, during an interrogation May 27. Police believe the beating was the cause of death. Police said they had detained two students and planned to arrest five others in connection with Lee's death.
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June 4, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Militant students Monday roughed up South Korea's new prime minister, kicking him and hurling eggs and flour at him after he tried to give a lecture at a Seoul university, police and witnesses said. Government officials said that Chung Won Shik, 62, who was appointed May 24, suffered bruises but did not require hospitalization. Chung's appointment has been denounced by opposition groups, who consider him a hard-liner.
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January 13, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The events triggered when Staff Sgt. Frank Golinar patted his wife's bottom are almost unbelievable. As reported--or misreported--in the Korean press, U.S. soldiers who were harassing a Korean woman in a crowded subway car attacked and beat a Korean man who protested. They were taken to a police station by an angry mob. When they were handed over to U.S.
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January 11, 1996 | From Reuters
A U.S. soldier based in South Korea was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted rape after he allegedly broke into a woman's apartment, a U.S. military statement said. It said Army Pvt. Terrence Hines was in U.S. military custody after Korean police pursued him from the apartment in the Itaewon district of Seoul, which is near the country's biggest American military base. Police were called to the apartment early in the morning by a neighbor, the statement said. A total of 37,000 U.S.
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October 22, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. soldier convicted of beating a woman unconscious one day after he arrived in South Korea was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Sgt. John R. Salois, 26, of Woonsocket, R.I., was found guilty in a Seoul criminal court of severely beating Kim Kuk-hye, a 51-year-old bar owner. The judge said the soldier deserved a stern punishment because he beat the woman, then ran away. The judge said Salois is also believed to have sexually assaulted the woman.
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June 4, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Militant students Monday roughed up South Korea's new prime minister, kicking him and hurling eggs and flour at him after he tried to give a lecture at a Seoul university, police and witnesses said. Government officials said that Chung Won Shik, 62, who was appointed May 24, suffered bruises but did not require hospitalization. Chung's appointment has been denounced by opposition groups, who consider him a hard-liner.
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November 11, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors in Seoul indicted six radical students in connection with an attack on the U.S. ambassador's residence last month and ordered a nationwide manhunt for four other suspects. Government prosecutors said criminal charges were filed against Jung Chung Rae, a senior at Seoul's Konkuk University, and five others as a result of the Oct. 13 attack on the residence of U.S. Ambassador Donald Gregg in Seoul.
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October 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Radical students armed with firebombs and tear gas briefly occupied part of U.S. Ambassador Donald P. Gregg's residence early today before riot police dragged them out, officials said. Police said six men belonging to an "anti-U.S. death squad" scaled the walls of Gregg's residential compound and hurled tear gas at guards who tried to stop them from rushing the home.
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August 25, 1989
About 50 South Korean protesters assaulted a U.S. Air Force sergeant in a provincial courtroom where he is on trial for the death of a Korean national. In a statement, Gen. Louis C. Menetrey, the senior U.S. commander, denounced the "mob attack" on Tech. Sgt. Bruce D. Harayda that took place Tuesday at the Chonju District Court, 125 miles south of Seoul. Harayda, 29, and his Korean wife were treated for minor injuries. Harayda is on trial for manslaughter in the death of Chung Pan Yong, 53.
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October 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Radical students armed with firebombs and tear gas briefly occupied part of U.S. Ambassador Donald P. Gregg's residence early today before riot police dragged them out, officials said. Police said six men belonging to an "anti-U.S. death squad" scaled the walls of Gregg's residential compound and hurled tear gas at guards who tried to stop them from rushing the home.
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September 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Johnny Gray of the U.S. track and field team became the third American athlete to be detained for unruly behavior since the 1988 Olympics began when he was arrested for kicking a taxi. Police officials said Wednesday that Gray was arrested after an argument with a taxi driver Tuesday night. Gray had finished fifth in the Olympic 800-meter race this week. According to the police account, the taxi driver, complaining that Gray was blocking the road, blew his car's horn.
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