Officials said that about 5,500 people rallied in the capital on Friday and the protest continued to Saturday. Police reportedly fired water cannons to disperse the crowd.
Police arrested 157 people on charges of staging unauthorized demonstrations, illegally occupying streets and defying orders to disperse, the official said.
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South Korea was the third-largest overseas market for U.S. beef until it banned imports after a case of mad cow disease was detected in 2003, the first of three confirmed cases in the United States.
Source: Associated Press