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“Economic Bankruptcy and National Co-destruction, Never THAAD!”the National THAAD Countermeasure Council Takes Peaceful Action against THAAD Deployment at Cheonggye Plaza, Seoul

“Economic Bankruptcy and National Co-destruction, Never THAAD!”

the National THAAD Countermeasure Council Takes Peaceful Action against THAAD Deployment at Cheonggye Plaza, Seoul

By Heo Sooyoung

July 16, 2016

The National THAAD Countermeasure Council (preparing committee) held a peaceful gathering that demands to lift the THAAD deployment decision on the 16th at Cheonggye Plaza.

At the gathering, representatives from various civic organizations gave speeches against the THAAD deployment. Despite the heavy rain, the citizens who gathered for the gathering marched to the US Embassy after the gathering, expressing their willfulness to demand the lift of the THAAD deployment decision.

Choi, Jong Jin, the acting chairman to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, said in his speech, “We now are here to show that the opposition against the THAAD deployment is the will of the whole Korean people, not just that of Seongju [where the MD is planned to be deployed] residents. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions will be in the center of the struggle to block up the THAAD deployment which threatens peace in Northeast Asia and makes the Korean economy even more difficult.”

Park, Seok Woon, the Korean Alliance of Progressive Movements co-chairman, insisted, “It has already been proved that the THAAD cannot intercept the Northern missiles. We do have to block up the THAAD deployment that makes the Korean Peninsula the arena of military competition toward the new cold war.”

The National Countermeasure Council holds ‘the Nationwide Peace Gathering to stop the THAAD Deployment in South Korea’ next weekend.

Heo Sooyoung heoswim@naver.com

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