May 31, 2023

Why a break-in at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence reflects a strained alliance

The protest from "progressive" South Korean students comes amid controversial U.S.-ROK defense cost-sharing negotiations

Leftist students climbing over a fence and trying to occupy the residence of the American Ambassador in Seoul, while chanting anti-American, pro-North Korean slogans, is nothing new.

This is what happened again in Seoul in October when what the Korea Herald described as “a progressive civic group” of students went over the wall. There were as many as 19 involved and Seoul police reportedly issued arrest warrants for nine.