Struggle against Expansion of U.S. Military Base in Phyongthaek to Be Continued

Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) — The struggle against the expansion of U.S. military base in Phyongthaek has been carried on in south Korea in June, too.

Early in May, the south Korean authorities mobilized heavily armed forces to seize land in the area of Taechu-ri and Todu-ri of Phaengsong Township, Phyongthaek City and to mercilessly repress the protesters.

The fascist tyranny triggered the furies not only from the Koreans in the north, south and abroad but also from the world people of conscience.

The All-people Measure Committee for Checking the Expansion of U.S. Military Base in Phyongthaek has been formed with chairmen group of the south Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country’s Reunification, religionists of the four main religious fraternities and some 130 political parties, civic and social organizations in south Korea. The committee and activists of the civic organizations and men of the press across south Korea have issued special appeals and statements almost every day and held hundreds of candle-events, sternly condemning the military authorities’ anti-national submissive acts of rendering soil to the aggression troops.

The mass media of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea widely report the struggle of the south Korean people against the expansion of the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek.

Rodong Sinmun says: The forcible removal was conducted under the U.S. pressure in accordance with its aggressive intention to convert south Korea into its main advanced base for its war strategy. And it clearly shows once again that the south Korean authorities are pro-U.S. traitors.

Statements and talks have been made public by the European Regional Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country’s Reunification, the Society for Cooperation among Koreans in Germany, 14 organizations of Korean residents in U.S. and other overseas Koreans. The “Ministry of National Defense” and police authorities of south Korea committed tragedies in Phyongthaek similar with those in Kwangju in May of 1980, the statements and talks said. They strongly demanded that the south Korean authorities turn out in genuine national cooperation in conformity with the June 15 era.

The struggle has become a matter of concern in the international arena.

The Amnesty International demanded that those forcibly walked away be released forthwith and the south Korean “government” solve the Phyongthaek issue through dialogue with the people. Over 150 civic organizations and figures of Japan, foreign mass media are voicing firm solidarity with the south Korean people in their struggle for defending the land of Phyongthaek.

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