Protesters sprayed with a water cannon by police at a rally in Seoul, held to remember the Sewol ferry disaster victims
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South Korea Sewol ferry protest turns violent

A rally for victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster has turned violent.

Police used water cannon and pepper spray to prevent thousands of protesters from marching towards the president's home in Seoul.

They are demanding more government action over the sinking, including an independent inquiry.

The Sewol capsized as it made a sharp turn on a routine journey a year ago, killing 304 people, including 250 students from the same school.

Jill McGivering reports.

  • 18 Apr 2015
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