Struggle against FTA Unabated in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) — The struggle against the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between south Korea and the U.S. is kept up in various forms by people of all social strata in south Korea, according to media reports.

The Headquarters of the All-People Movement for Checking the south Korea-U.S FTA held “an eve of the general turnout of people to check the signing of FTA” at Jangchung Park in Seoul on July 11.

Speakers at the event vowed to fight to the bitter end against FTA, noting that “its conclusion meant the reduction of south Korea into another form of colony of the American capital.”

Solidarity speeches were made by members of a U.S. peace movement organization and the Council of Industrial Unions of the U.S. Federation of Trade Unions. Noting that the U.S. government has committed a lot of crimes against the south Korean people in the past decades, they held that the FTA negotiations are a patent crime of the U.S. aimed at economic plunder.

On the same day, students under the south Korean Federation of University Student Councils staged a protest surprising the U.S. military base in Ryongsan against the south Korea-U.S. FTA negotiations.

They scattered copies of a handbill carrying the words: “No Conclusion of Korea-U.S. FTA!”

Earlier, on July 10, men of culture and art staged a relay of one-man protest against the negotiations in the surroundings of Kwanghwamun in Seoul under the sponsorship of the Joint Measure Committee of Culture and Art for Checking S. Korea-U.S. FTA and Ensuring Cultural Diversity.

Meanwhile, a peace march against the expansion of the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek and the conclusion of FTA was held in the period from July 5 to 9.

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