Second “National Peasants Meeting” in S. Korea

Pyongyang, December 11 (KCNA) — The “National Peasants Solidarity” comprising eight peasants organizations including the “National Federation of Peasants Associations” reportedly held the second “national peasants meeting” on December 6.

The participants in the meeting denounced the scheme of the “government” to have the bill on the conclusion of an “agreement on free trade” passed at the “National Assembly” at an early date in disregard of the strong protest of peasants.

They set forth 10-point demands including a halt to the negotiation on the opening of the rice market and the projected signing of an “agreement on free trade.”
At the end of the meeting, the participants visited local party offices and wrested from “National Assemblymen” vow to oppose the conclusion of the “agreement.”

The meeting was simultaneously held at least in 60 cities and counties including Ryoju and Kimpho, Kyonggi Province, Chunchon, south Korean Kangwon Province, Jinchon, North Chungchong Province, and Kongju, Poryong and Puyo, South Chungchong Province.

The “National Peasants Solidarity” declared that in case the “agreement on free trade” was laid before the plenary session of the “National Assembly” all the peasants would gather in Seoul and stage a powerful protest.

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