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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Live Feed from South Korea THAAD Blockade



Hyun Lee reports that melon farmers and their supporters are blocking the US Army from bringing more THAAD 'missile defense' launchers into their community in Seongju, South Korea.

Five hundred peaceful protesters are being dragged apart by 8,000 South Korean police.

They set cars and trucks in the roadway and many older women are chained to the vehicles.

The people understand that THAAD is provocative and destabilizing.  They are doing more to protect the peace on the Korean peninsula than any of the political hacks in Washington or Seoul.

Hyun writes:

The police have been issuing arrest warnings over the loudspeaker for the past few hours. They seem to be moving in now. It is raining there. People sitting down have linked themselves to each other with rope.

A local reporter on the ground: "Police use of force is more violent than the previous Park Geun-hye administration. The president has changed, but nothing else has."

Stop US THAAD deployments in South Korea!  

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