09 Jul '11, 7am

S.#Korea #police on alert ahead of #shipyard march via @cmswire #hanjin #AJStream

SEOUL - SOUTH Korean police were put on high alert Saturday in the port of Busan as thousands of protesters planned to hold a night-time march in support of striking workers, a police spokesman said. More than 7,000 riot police will be deployed to prevent the march - through the centre of the southern city to the shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co - erupting into violence, the spokesman said. Activists said more than 180 busloads of protesters from across the country were to gather outside the Busan railway station before they start marching to the shipyard, some 4km away. 'We would intervene to stop the march if it disturbs traffic flows,' the spokesman told AFP. The march is to support Kim Jin Suk, a 52-year-old woman who has been holed up since January on top of a 35m high giant crane at the shipyard, demanding the company call off massive lay-offs....

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