Clashes broke out in South Korea on Saturday when security guards tried to break up a protest by opposition lawmakers that has paralysed the country's parliament for weeks. Several people were injured in the scuffle that broke out when about 200 guards began forcibly removing lawmakers holding a sit-in in the parliament building. "I've never seen anything like this, even during the (late president Park Chung-Hee's) Yushin dictatorship," said Chung Sei-Kyun, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), who led the protest. Authorities at the National Assembly had earlier asked the DP to end its sit-in and remove banners from the building's walls.