South Korean villagers block US military in protest against North Korea missile defense

September 8, 2017


FURIOUS protestors opposed to the deployment of a US anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system near South Korean capital Seoul have clashed with police.

More than 30 people were injured when around 8,000 police broke up a blockade near the site by about 300 villagers and members of civic groups opposed to the THAAD installation.

Residents and activists have been terrified by reports of health hazards linked to THAAD and the possibility of being targeted in any North Korean attacks.

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