South Korea: Protesters march to oppose the US missile defense system deployed in Seoul [Photos]

South Korean protesters march to oppose a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in Seoul, South Korea

FP Staff August 15, 2016 13:37:26 IST
South Korean protesters wearing masks of US President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, march to oppose a plan to deploy an advanced US missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, 15 August, 2016. AP
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South Korean protesters wearing masks of US President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, march to oppose a plan to deploy an advanced US missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, 15 August, 2016. AP
THAAD, an advanced US missile defense system will be deployed in a rural farming town in southeastern South Korea, Seoul officials had announced last month, angering not only North Korea and China but also local residents who fear potential health hazards that they believe the U.S. system might cause. AP
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THAAD, an advanced US missile defense system will be deployed in a rural farming town in southeastern South Korea, Seoul officials had announced last month, angering not only North Korea and China but also local residents who fear potential health hazards that they believe the U.S. system might cause. AP
South Korea and the United States have said THAAD will only be used in defence against North Korean ballistic missiles, but China has warned it would destabilise the regional security balance. AP
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South Korea and the United States have said THAAD will only be used in defence against North Korean ballistic missiles, but China has warned it would destabilise the regional security balance. AP
The county's commissioner has been on a hunger strike against the deployment. Members of parliament too raised questions about the possible health impact of the system's radar. The defence ministry had said it would choose a site that did not risk people's health. Seongju residents are also worried that the deployment could damage the reputation of their melon crop, which accounts for 70 percent of the country's output. AP
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The county's commissioner has been on a hunger strike against the deployment. Members of parliament too raised questions about the possible health impact of the system's radar. The defence ministry had said it would choose a site that did not risk people's health. Seongju residents are also worried that the deployment could damage the reputation of their melon crop, which accounts for 70 percent of the country's output. AP