President Bush has caused quite a stir in Asia recently, especially in China today. Before China though he was in South Korea where thousands of protesters had the city of Seoul in an uproar for the past two months. South Koreans are protesting the import of US beef with its risk of mad cow disease that threatens the health and lives of the public. Above, Riot police running down the main street in front of City Hall in Seoul, South Korea on the morning of June 26th. Police were clearing the demonstrators from the road so that they could open up traffic after another night of demonstrating.
An anti-president demonstrator taking part in a sit-down demonstration after riot police pushed demonstrators back from a main street accessing the presidential house and the American embassy. Around twenty demonstrators occupied the round about, closing off all but one lane early Thursday morning on June 26th, 2008.
An anti-president demonstrator marches in a demonstration on July 4th. After the religious community became involved, the standard anti-president candle also used the lotus flower for a brief period of time.
On Wednesday the National Police Agency said 167 people involved in protests in central Seoul were arrested overnight.
Photos by David Mann.www.flyingburritophotography.com