S. Korean Elders of Reunification Movement Join Hunger Striker

Pyongyang, June 25 (KCNA) — Elders of the reunification movement of south Korea on June 21 joined Mun Jong Hyon, permanent co-representative of the All-People Measure Committee for Checking the Expansion of the U.S. Military Base in Phyongthaek, in the sit-in hunger strike in front of the Chongwadae that has been under way for the last 16 consecutive days, according to a press report.

Prior to the strike, they held a press conference.

Speakers at the press conference held that the “government” meet as early as possible the demands raised by Mun Jong Hyon such as the release of those arrested for their involvement in the Phyongthaek incident, the withdrawal of the military and police forces from Taechu-ri and Todu-ri and an early guarantee of conditions for farming to inhabitants in Phaengsong.

At the end of the press conference they entered into a sit-in hunger strike.

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