Heard in the Forbidden City: “Those uppity vassals won’t get away with indignities like this when we build our governor’s mansion on top of Kwanghwamun!”
Police pulled over a car with the diplomatic license plate of the Chinese Embassy near the main gate of Ewha Women’s University around 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday. The driver and three passengers declined to take the test or confirm their identities and kept doors and windows locked.
Police guided the car into a corner, where the standoff continued for eight-and-a-half hours until 6:15 the next morning, when police let the car go after Foreign Ministry staff stepped in. [link]
Unruly mob demands for Korea to exercise criminal jurisdiction are not — repeat, not — forecast. And while such demands would have no basis in law, we’ve learned that that’s beside the point.