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Soccer mania gets steered to City Hall

June 08,2002
Seoul's soccer emotion will be channeled from the Gwanghwamun area to City Hall.

After 150,000 people -- three times more than expected -- poured into the streets around Gwanghwamun to watch Tuesday's Korea-Poland match on giant screens, police stopped to think about the possibility of violence Monday if the United States should defeat Korea. The American Embassy is in Gwanghwamun.

Plans to set up huge displays at the Sejong Center, across the street from the embassy, were changed. The displays will be moved to the Hotel President and Seoul Plaza Hotel. After 3:30 p.m., all vehicles will be blocked from the roads leading to City Hall, except Sejongno and Taepyeongno. Subway service will not be extended to late-night hours.



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