The riot police in Korea don't mess around. I saw them in action last month during an anti-US demonstration. Protestors rushed the gate to a compound we were training in and burned some flags, chanted, etc. We are only allowed to hold the line and wait for the KNP (Korean National Police). Considering the testosterone level of the average young Infantryman, I think we showed great restraint (lighter fluid was even squirted on a couple of soldiers). The KNP showed up and hauled them all off in a matter of minutes, and none too gently.
I am strongly committed to what I do, but I couldn't help but wonder if these protesters knew just how many of us would like nothing more than to see "U-S-A, OUT-OF-KOREA".
Funny little world.