INTRODUCTION: There have been demonstrations in the Philippines during the visit there of the South Korean President, Chun Doo Hwan.
GV Demonstrators chanting during march to South Korean embassy 0.06
CU Plaque "Republic of Korean Embassy" 0.11
GV Demonstrators chanting and clapping and waving banners outside embassy (2 shots) 0.32
SVs Riot police and police car (3 shots) 0.42
GV Demonstrators singing and shouting outside embassy (2 shots) 1.17
Background: INTRODUCTION: There have been demonstrations in the Philippines during the visit there of the South Korean President, Chun Doo Hwan.
SYNOPSIS: The South Korean leader was in the Philippines on the last leg of a tour of members of ASEAN -- the Association of South East Asian Nations.
Mr. Chun had already had talks with Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, exchanging opinions on regional peace and security. The diplomatic aim had been to persuade leaders that regional security was interdependent. He also appealed for assistance to persuade North Korea to open contact with the South.
In a joint communique after their meeting, Mr. Chun and President Marcos appealed for the admission of both Koreas to the United Nations.
This was to help ease tension and consolidate peace on the Korean peninsula. The South Korean leader's visit came just a few days after Mr. Marcos had been sworn into office following the June elections that were boycotted by the Philippine opposition. The demonstrations during the visit of Mr. Chun followed the voicing of strong disapproval by the opposition at the attendance by United States Vice President George Bush at Mr. Marcos' inauguration.
Source: REUTERS - MANUEL SILVA