Struggle to Check Conclusion of FTA Continued in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) — The south Korean Federation of Press Trade Unions reportedly went on a general strike in Seoul on July 13 to check the conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

At a press conference at which the general strike was declared, speakers charged that the “government” is proceeding with negotiations for the conclusion of FTA, yielding to the U.S., irrespective of the will of the people.

A press release read out at the conference noted that it is the people’s will to check the conclusion of FTA and the general strike was prompted by their will.

286 representatives of south Korean women made public a declaration against negotiations on conclusion of FTA on July 6. It said that bipolarization of society is being deepened owing to the recent treacherous neo-liberalist open-door policy of the “government”.

Meanwhile, “a rally of representatives of farmers and livestock breeders for checking conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. FTA” was held by at least 400 members of peasant organizations in Seoul on July 13.

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