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South Korea / Anti-Government Protests #316198

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 17, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Olympic Committee president reported threatening United States boycott of 1988 Seoul Olympics if athletes' safety is in doubt.

(Seoul, South Korea: Richard Wagner) Contd. anti-government protests and implications for government of President Chun Doo Hwan of middle class' growing involvement examined; details given, scenes shown. Govt.'s course of action so far described. [Former United States ambassador Richard WALKER - cites Koreans' incrd. self-confidence.] [Courtesy "Nightwatch", former assistant secretary state Patricia DERIAN - notes consequences for 1988 Olympics if Korean government panics and overreacts.] International Olympic Committee's commitment to Seoul games mentioned.

Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard

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