1999 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Kim Jae Young

Yonhap News Agency

23 December, 1998

Riot police fall from a crane carrier during a raid on the Chogye Temple headquarters building. Internal conflicts within the sect had led to a sit-in by dissident monks. The police were repelled with stones and Molotov cocktails, and their fire-engine ladder was shaken as it reached the fifth floor. Two policemen were critically injured in the fall.

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Kim Jae Young

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