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The attacker of an opposition leader in South Korea wore a paper crown on his head.

The attacker of an opposition leader in South Korea wore a paper crown on his head.

The unknown person who attacked the leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party of South Korea, Lee Jae-myung, with a knife wore a paper crown with the inscription “I am Lee Jae-myung” on his head, according to footage of the attack shown by Yellin Kongang TV.

The channel published a full video of the attack, which occurred while Lee Jae-myung was speaking with the press during a visit to the site for the construction of a new airport in Busan.

The footage shows that the attacker made his way to Lee Jae-myung through a crowd of journalists, and then stabbed the politician with a knife, which he initially kept wrapped in paper. On his head, the attacker wore a blue paper crown with the inscription “I am Lee Jae Myung.”

According to eyewitnesses, the man initially asked for an autograph, so they let him closer.


South Korea will hold general parliamentary elections in April. But at the moment, the media is not linking the attack on Lee Jae-myung with election activities.
According to the Realmeter agency as of January 1, popular support for the Democratic Party in the last week of December was 43.6%, while the ruling conservative Civic Force party was supported by 38.1% of citizens.


However, in the region consisting of the cities of Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongsangnam-do province, Democratic support fell 5.1 percentage points to 34.3% over the same week, while the conservative Civic Force’s rating rose 1.7 percentage points. up to 46.7%.