S. Korean Men of Literature and Art Vow to Struggle against Expansion of U.S. Forces Base

Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) — A “literary and art festival for peace” and a “candle-light cultural festival” reportedly took place in Taechu-ri, Phyongthaek City, Kyonggi Province in south Korea on Mar. 25. Poets, moviemen and residents there present at those events strongly protested the expansion of the U.S. forces base.

They were co-sponsored by the “Literary Forum for Peace of south Korea,” the “General Federation of National Artistes of south Korea” and the Joint Action of Men of Literature and Art. Participants in the “literary and art festival for peace” staged a performance, while reciting a poem dealing with the actions of the residents in Phyongthaek to defend their cradle, shouting slogans such as “No expansion of U.S. military base!”

Speakers at the 571st “candle-light cultural festival” said that an anti-U.S. struggle is the only way of protecting their literature, declaring that when the people of all social standings pool their efforts, they will surely emerge victorious in their actions against the expansion of the base.

A statement read out at the function warned if the south Korean authorities use force to offer the area of Phyongthaek to the U.S. forces, all the men of literature and art would struggle against it to the last ounce of their strength.

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