Angry Seongju Residents Protest THAAD Deployment
성난 성주 주민들 사드 배치 반대 시위
Thursday afternoon people from Seongju county, located 250 kilometers southeast of Seoul, came to Seoul to protest the government plan to deploy controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. About 2,000 residents of Seongju, arrived in 52 buses, participated in a rally at Seoul Station plaza.
During the rally Kim Hang-Kon, county chief, shaved his head to express his strong opposition to the government’s decision. Protesters themselves tried to control the rally site carefully to avoid any false accusations by the conservative media. In previous rallies the media accused protesters that they were being manipulated by outside anti-government forces.
NP Photo Wycliff Luke