Actions took place across south Korea in protest against the deployment of THAAD, a war sphinx of the US.
As soon as it was reported on Feb. 27 that Lotte group decided to offer its golf course in Seongju as the site for THAAD deployment and made a contract on site exchange with the defense ministry, the Seongju Committee for Struggle against THAAD Deployment held a candlelight meeting outside the Seongju County Office that day.
They chanted slogans “THAAD to the US and peace to this land”, “No THAAD, Yes inter-Korean dialogue”, “No THAAD, but peace treaty” and “Farewell THAAD, welcome peace”.
They declared that they would check the deployment of THAAD by putting under control the road leading to the Seongju Golf Course and disturbing the freight transport.
The south Korean authorities agreed with the US to deploy THAAD in south Korea on March 1.
The Seongju and Gimcheon Committees for Struggle against THAAD Deployment held a rally with attendance of 300 inhabitants on March 1 at which they noted they would check the deployment of THAAD through all possible means and launch cultivators and tractors demonstration against it.
On March 8, the Gimcheon Committee for Struggle against THAAD Deployment staged a candlelight action at the plaza of Gimcheon railway station to protest against the deployment of THAAD.
More than 2 000 Gimcheon inhabitants shouted slogans against the introduction of THAAD.
About 400 residents launched a protest near the Seongju Golf Course, the site for THAAD deployment.
The south Korean opposition parties and people of various circles harden their will to punish the south Korean authorities, deploring THAAD deployment is harmful to security, economy and livelihood of the people for the sake of the US and Japan.
The south Korean authorities’ move for the deployment of THAAD is a suicidal act of digging up its own grave.