Rallies to memorialize the victims of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago were held across South Korea last April. Police, in response to the rallies, built walls with police buses to block protesters and used water cannons to suppress them. 477 police buses were deployed while 33 tons of water were fired. 100 protesters were taken by the police. It has been turned out that the police conducted ideology inspections of the protesters who had been taken in by asking questions such as whether they deny the South Korean government. Mainstream media spotlighted a man who put the national flag of South Korea on fire at the rally, turning the image of the Sewol rally into a violent protest. Newstapa has investigated the details of clampdown against Sewol ferry anniversary protest.

Subtitle by : Sewol Ferry Worldwide Supporters Translation Team