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ding unlawful assembly and assault, according to the latest figure given by police.
上海乌托邦”Violent protesters who breached the law should also be brought to justice,” a government spokesperson said.Pro
testers hold up placards reading “No (Japan)” during a rally against Japan’s decision to remove the Republic of Kore
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Waving banners and signs and chanting anti-Japan slogans, thousands of protesters marched in Seoul on Saturday to exp
ress their anger at Japan’s decision to downgrade the Republic of Korea’s trade status amid an escalating diplomatic row.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Huge crowds swarmed the streets in front of the Japanese embassy, carrying signs that read “Boy
cott Japan” and “No Abe”, referring to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. They shouted “We co
ndemn the Abe government” and “Let’s end humiliating South Korea (ROK)-Japan relations”.
The protesters later marched to a nearby boulevard for a candlelight vigil, also calling for the Se上海乌托邦
oul government to end a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo and fully discard a 2015 deal bet
ween the countries over compensating ROK women who were forced to work in Japan’s World War II military brothels.
上海乌托邦Police didn’t immediately provide a crowd e
stimate, but organizers said about 15,000 people participated in the rallies.
The protest came a day after Japan’s Cabinet approved the removal of the ROK fro
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companies to apply for case-by-case approvals for exports to the ROK of hundreds of items deemed sensitive.
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xports to ROK companies that rely on Japanese materials to produce semiconduc
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Seoul says the Japanese trade curbs could hurt its export-dependent economy and has accused Japan of weaponizing
trade to retaliate over bilateral disputes stemming from their bitter wartime history.