J Scott Burgeson, aka Scott Bug, aka King Baeksu, has been monitoring the protests in Seoul pretty much nightly since they started. He’s been filing some detailed and extended eyewitness accounts over on his bulletin board.
A week or so ago Amnesty International called for the “excessive force” used by South Korean police “against peaceful protestors” to be “investigated thoroughly”. A couple of other human rights organisations joined Amnesty’s ranks this week.
Burgeson’s firsthand accounts suggest that Amnesty have got it the wrong way round.
As Burgeson asks: when will the madness end?
Update: King Baeksu’s site seems now to be irretrievably lost, and the relevant pages not archived in the Wayback Machine. Jeffery Hodges, the Gypsy Scholar, also refers to Burgeson’s essay in his blog here.