02.01.2024 – 09:27
Updated: 02.01.2024 – 09:34
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opposition leader in south korea, Lee Jae MyungHe was stabbed with a knife tonight during a visit to the port city BusanSoutheast of the country for reasons currently unknown. According to sources close to the politician collected by Reuters, Lee is conscious and stable. However, there is concern that Lee, 59, could suffer further bleeding.
Lee, from Democratic Party (DP)He was stabbed in the left side of the neck at 10.27 South Korean time (02.27 Catalunya time) during a press conference with reporters. While Lee was speaking to the press, a man—wearing a crown that said “I am Lee Jae-myung”—jumped over him and plunged a twenty to thirty centimeter knife into his neck. The opposition leader collapsed immediately.
After the attack, Lee's condition stabilized and he was transferred to a nearby hospital, while the attacker, a man in his sixties, was arrested at the scene, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.
Lee's health condition now opens up new unknowns for the PD to confront Legislative elections Which will be held next April in the country. It is that over the past few weeks, voices have increased calling for the opposition leader to stand by the country in judicial investigations into his alleged participation in corruption schemes when he was mayor of Seongnam and governor of Gyeonggi. The most populous province in South Korea.
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