South Korean farmers burn sheaves of rice after marching against the government's agricultural policy in Seoul, demanding the government stop rice imports for meals and come up with measures to resolve the incident involving Baek Nam-ki, a farmer who has been in critical condition since November 2015 when he was knocked down by a police water cannon during a protest rally. Photo: EPA

Why the death of one rice farmer has captivated South Korea

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South Korean farmers burn sheaves of rice after marching against the government's agricultural policy in Seoul, demanding the government stop rice imports for meals and come up with measures to resolve the incident involving Baek Nam-ki, a farmer who has been in critical condition since November 2015 when he was knocked down by a police water cannon during a protest rally. Photo: EPA
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