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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 10, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba 20 Winnipeg free May u 900 arrested in riots across South Korea protesters seek Roh fear new party to bring dictatorship apw0to Seoul a tens of thousands of dissidents and radicals yesterday battled hot police in More than a dozen South korean cities to demand the ouster of president Roh police arrested More than 900 in downtown students hurled rocks and firebombs in the most violent antigovernment pro tests in the capital since dozens of police and protesters suffered but no figures were protesters set fire to a cultural firebombed a police truck and occupied the front of a luxury hotel and took control of a fashionable downtown shopping area for More than three violence erupted As the newly created democratic Liberal party held its inaugural Radi cals and dissidents say the Gigantic a merger of three political groups including the ruling will Lead to Rons party is declining in popu Larity As inflation rises and costs but Many South koreans do not support radicals who espouse Vio at the height of the some students rampaged through an area three to five Kilometres wide from the Seoul railway station to Donda Emun protesters ripped up sidewalks and Metal grating to make Street signs were taken apart for use As weapons against police armed with teargas truncheons and Clouds of choking tear Gas Bil Lowed Over the Centre of the capital City with 10 million sending office workers and shop keepers racing for cover at the eve Ning Rush thousands of riot police in the City Centre appeared to be taken by sur prise As throngs of 300 to Radi Cal students dashed along sidewalks to occupy main downtown shopping screaming protesters Over powered at least two groups of 200 to 300 riot police and seized their Hel Shields and other students forced dozens of police to Kneel with their hands behind their and shouted kicking and beating them with fists and Block occupied after about Stu dents occupied a Block around the information service Centre for two hours before being driven Back by volleys of tear Gas fired from Black police students broke windows at the four Storey Centre and threw fire bombs into a first floor touching off a fire that raged out of control for More than an firefighters and army fire trucks from the nearby american base extinguished the Blaze after police regained control of the the front Gate of the Centre was the building includes a Library and agriculture and Trade a embassy spokesman plainclothes police officer tries to drag demonstrator away from front of embassy in Seoul yesterday said no personnel were known to be in the building during the in front of the luxury hotel Lotte across the Street from the american a torched police bus and a jeep burned for several the hotel was its driveway littered with broken Glass and hotel employees on duty in the lobby wore Gas the protests were the most violent o Pontiac Bereita grand am pm has a couple of hot numbers Thall be turning 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president Chun do Hwan to carry out major democratic re Roh succeeded Chun As presi Dent in february the violent clashes spread to 16 other cities and involved an estimated protesters police and news reports police said they arrested at least 912 peo crazy american cycles great Wall Beijing a foreigners have Ridden horses and danced classical Ballet atop chivas great but a California Man set out to become the first person to bicycle from one end to the some like Mao youre not a Man until youve reached the top of the great Kevin Foster maybe if the late revolutionary Leader Mao Tseung were still a Par time actor from might have started he spent years trying to persuade chinese authorities to approve his and several More trying to find financial sponsors in the United the last hitches were smoothed out late last and Foster boarded a train yesterday for the Western Mountain pass where the Wall starts at Kilometres from he will begin his trek later this from the fragmented re Mains of the More than year old Wall Snake through Des Ert and mountains before reach ing the sea at East of it covers some Over the the Wall has attracted foreigners with strange they Nave Ridden horse danced performed concerts and held cocktail parties on the originally a Symbol of chivas desire to keep out the world and now simply a Symbol of an englishman ran the length of the Wall in others have Ridden bicycles beside but so despite hundreds of millions of chinese relying on bicycles As their Only Means of transport no one has Ridden a bicycle on top of the Wall its entire everyone wants to be first at said who said he developed the idea As a child when he saw television coverage of former president Richard Nixon visiting the great Wall in with his Short handle bar Mustache and hype kinetic Foster said his hosts at the Academy of sciences Institute of geography Call him that crazy last he Rode the new York subway system for 85 continuous hours to get into the guinness Book of world rec Riding the Wall on his Mountain he risks broken Bones and the Wall never had an even sur and the centuries have not been Many portions have Steep stairs or others have been reduced to in some places the Wall has disappeared altogether due to the ravages of invading weather and Farmers who steal bricks for their i want to at those Foster and his chinese entourage will travel in in Zhou one of two Young staffers the Institute of geography assigned to bicycle with said he thinks much of the trip might Best be made in i know there Are some parts Well look at and theres no Way we can bicycle if we can just walk i want to the army has refused to let the group even drive near one Long stretch of the Wall immediately West of Beijing because it is near military they will Detour around the area on train and resume bicycling at from there to the Foster said he expects the smoothest biking because Many sections have been the whole journey will take about seven Foster Esti it is costing him the equivalent 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