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Scuffles, tear gas in South Korea parliament

Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2011 - 00:46

Nov. 22 - Opposition MP sets off tear gas in South Korea's parliament in protest at the ruling party's approval of a controversial free trade deal with the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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South Korea's ruling conservatives push a controversial free trade deal with the United States through parliament on as legislators scuffle and one opposition MP lets off a teargas device, briefly clearing the chamber. The deal, which economists believe could boost the $67 billion in annual trade between the two countries by as much as a quarter, had been stalled in the Korean parliament as the government shied away from forcing it through for fear of violent confrontations in the legislature. The bill was passed with an overwhelming majority as most members of the opposition Democratic Party abstained from the vote.

Scuffles, tear gas in South Korea parliament

Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2011 - 00:46

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