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As President Bush arrived in Seoul, South Korea, he was greeted with a “volatile reception” from an estimated 20,000 anti-Bush protesters:

Police turned water cannons on them as they tried to move onto the main central downtown boulevard, telling the crowd that the liquid contained markers to tag them so they could be identified later.

“I don’t have anti-U.S. sentiment. I’m just anti-Bush and anti-Lee Myung-bak,” said Uhm Ki-woong, 36, a businessman who was wearing a mask and hat like other demonstrators in an apparent attempt to conceal his identity.

The AP notes “30,000 people gathered in front of Seoul City Hall for an afternoon Christian prayer service supporting Bush’s trip.”

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