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South Korean union leader arrested after weeks holed up in a temple

Hundreds of officers turned out to arrest Han Sang-gyun, the head of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions

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South Korean union leader arrested after weeks holed up in a temple

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A top South Korean union leader wanted by the police has surrendered after being holed up for weeks in a Buddhist temple.

Hundreds of officers turned out to arrest Han Sang-gyun, the head of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions.

Han was wanted for questioning over an anti-government protest that turned violent last month.

The union leader has been speaking out about controversial government plans to reform labour laws, urging people to protest.

Before being taken into custody, Han said he would continue to fight against the government’s policies.