KEC occupation in Korea takes a deadly turn

Two hundred workers at the KEC electronics factory in Gumi have resorted to occupying the factory in order to force the company to negotiate with them.
The industrial dispute started over four months ago in June.
In the last week, management agreed to meet the workers, but used the meeting to allow the police to ambush the workers representatives.
In an act of resistance, Kim Jun-il, the local
Korean Metal Workers Union (KMWU) branch chief, doused himself with thinner and set himself alight.
Kim Jun-il is now in a critical condition in hospital.
The strike and occupation are continuing.