Man stabs himself in WTO protest
From correspondents in Cancun, Mexico
September 11, 2003
A SOUTH Korean man was in hospital after stabbing himself during a protest that ended in confrontation with police who prevented demonstrators from reaching a World Trade Organisation conference.
Lee Kyang Hae, 55, who heads the South Korean Federation of Farmers and Fishermen, was in a serious condition with a lung perforation, according to doctors who treated him at Cancun's general hospital.
Fellow activists said Lee stabbed himself publicly during a demonstration in Cancun against the WTO, which started a five-day conference earlier in the day.