Police Arrest 20 Students for Attempted Entry into Presidential Office in Seoul

SEOUL: Twenty university students were arrested on Saturday for attempting to enter the presidential office in Seoul. The students, affiliated with the Korean University Progressive Union, were apprehended by the police on the presidential compound's grounds.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the students were caught trying to trespass by entering through the western gate and climbing over fences. Prior to this attempt, they had staged a protest outside the compound, demanding an investigation into allegations against the first lady, Kim Keon Hee, and a meeting with presidential officials.

The police are planning a thorough investigation to ascertain the precise motives of the students, among other details of the incident. This arrest follows President Yoon Suk Yeol's veto on Friday of two special investigation proposals led by the opposition, one of which involves allegations against the first lady. Kim Keon Hee has been accused of being involved in stock price manipulation of Deutsch Motors Inc., a BMW car dealer in South Korea, between 2009 and 2012, though she has denied these allegations.

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