Pyongyang, October 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea (DFRK) released a statement Friday as regards the strong waves of public actions sweeping south Korea to put an end to the Park Geun Hye regime's hideous rule of treachery.
The statement said:
The Federation of Public Industrial Workers Unions of south Korea
launched a strike on September 22 in protest against the regime's
introduction of the system of paying wages according to piece rate. This
was followed by a large-scale general strike launched by more than 100
trade unions and hundreds of thousands of workers in various parts of
south Korea including Seoul, Pusan and Inchon in protest against traitor
Park's evil labor policy.
They included the financial workers trade union, the railway workers
trade union, the Seoul subway workers trade union, the health workers
trade union under the Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation
of Trade Unions.
On September 24, 10 000 citizens in Kimchon City, North Kyongsang
Province held a meeting in demand of the retraction of the decision to
deploy THAAD in south Korea. Dozens of civic and religious bodies
including the Kimchon No-THAAD Struggle Committee and the Action for
Checking THAAD Deployment are staging strenuous No-THAAD actions in
various parts of south Korea including Songju County chosen for the
deployment and Kimchon City adjacent to it.
At least 1 140 "businesses involved in cooperation with the north"
including the emergency measure committee of businesses for south-north
economic cooperation held a large-scale meeting and launched a 100-day
over-night sit-in strike in front of the "government" building in Seoul
on the occasion of the anniversary of the October 4 declaration. They
blamed Park Geun Hye for plunging the south-north ties to the worst
deadlock, asserting they would stage a death-defying struggle rain or
shine until the day when the south-north economic cooperation will be
This mass struggle is rapidly spreading to the whole south Korean
society including workers, scholars, religionists and politicians amid
the rising voices of people from all walks of life demanding the
introduction of a special investigation to probe the truth behind the
death of peasant Paek Nam Gi and the modification of law to extend the
period of activities of the Ad Hoc Committee for Probing the Truth
behind the Ferry Sewol Disaster.
This is the eruption of the pent-up grudge and wrath of the popular
masses against the Park regime that turned south Korea into a tundra of
democracy, human rights and people's livelihood and is bringing the
disaster of a nuclear war to the Korean peninsula.
The Park regime is just the group of the most wicked traitors who
turned south Korea into a veritable hell, a grave of human rights and
hotbed of a nuclear war by adding to the unpardonable thrice-cursed
crimes already committed by it.
It is quite natural for south Koreans of various circles to turn out
with towering indignation in the actions against the regime's misrule,
sycophancy, heinous policy of confrontation with the compatriots in the
north and moves for a nuclear war against the north.
The Park regime should stop at once its anachronistic fascist
suppression and step down as wanted by the trend of the times and the