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South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of senior doctors have rallied in the South Korean capital to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions. Sunday’s rally comes a day before the government said it would begin to take steps to suspend the medical licenses of nearly 9,000 medical interns and residents for defying government orders to end their walkouts, which have disrupted hospital operations. Protesters chanted slogans, sang and held placards criticizing the government’s plan. There were were no reports of any violence at the rally.

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