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Two activists arrested for storming U.S. Embassy

Two anti-American activists have been taken into custody after attempting to charge into the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, demanding the allies cancel planned joint military exercises, police said Tuesday.

The protesters were apprehended around 12:30 p.m. Monday as they tried to dash into the embassy while throwing out leaflets reading, “Permanently end nuclear war exercises for northward invasion,” police said.

Marc Knapper, charge d’affaires at the embassy, said last week that there is no chance of the United States and the South further delaying the joint military drills that have been postponed to encourage North Korea to take part in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last month.

Police said that they plan to book them for further investigation without physical detention for violating the Assembly and Demonstration Act that bans protests within a 100-meter (328-foot) radius of foreign diplomatic missions.

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