Seoul Police Request Arrest Warrants for 16 Students for Presidential Office Trespass

SEOUL: On Monday, Seoul police sought arrest warrants for 16 university students involved in an attempted break-in at the presidential office in the Yongsan district over the weekend, as reported by the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA).

According to Yonhap News Agency, these 16 students were part of a group of 20 from the Korean Progressive University Student Union, a well-known student activist group, who tried to trespass at the presidential compound around 1 p.m. on Saturday. The decision to request arrest warrants for 16 of the students was based on the extent of their involvement in the incident and their previous records of similar offenses.

Prior to their attempt to enter the presidential office, the students conducted a protest outside the compound. Their demands included initiating a special investigation into first lady Kim Keon Hee and arranging a meeting with presidential officials.

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