With the resignation of President Syngman Rhee April 17, the city of Seoul began to return to normal.
LV Tanks around MacArthur's statue
SV Students receive instructions from police chief
CU Police chief
SV Street scene
Student directs traffic
LV Street scene
SV Police and students in jeep
AV Students repair police box
LV Lee Ki Poong's wrecked house
2 CUs Wreckage
CU PAN..Syngman Rhee's photograph in wreckage
LV ZOOM IN..Statue of Syngman Rhee
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Background: With the resignation of President Syngman Rhee April 17, the city of Seoul began to return to normal. Troops brought to the capital when martial law was proclaimed continued to patrol the city streets, guarding buildings and statues - among them, that of General MacArthur.
Violent protest demonstrations over, students who had played a leading part now went over to the side of law and order and helped police with traffic and other duties.
The house of former Vice-President Lee Ki Poong, ransacked and damaged by demonstrators a few days before, stood as a sad memorial of the uprising which cost over 100 lives. Mr. Lee Ki Poong had fled from here to a house near the presidential residence where he was found shot, with the rest of his family, the day following the President's resignation. The President himself, whose statue still stands in Seoul, has now begun his life as a private citizen.
Within six weeks of the elections, believed to have been rigged, a caretaker Government is being formed and new elections planned.