South Korean Labor Leader Leaves Temple to Surrender to Authorities

December 10, 2015 7:54 AM

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South Korean Labor Leader Leaves Temple to Surrender to Authorities

SEOUL, South Korea — A fugitive labor leader who had taken refuge in a well-known Buddhist temple surrendered to the authorities on Thursday, ending a 24-day standoff that had set off a rare police raid within the temple complex.

The leader, Han Sang-gyun, of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, had been at the Jogye Temple in central Seoul since Nov. 14, when he helped organize a rally nearby that drew tens of thousands of people. That antigovernment demonstration, the largest since President Park Geun-hye took office ...

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