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Actions against Expansion of U.S. Military Base in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA) — The south Korean All-People Measure Committee for Checking the Expansion of the U.S. Military Base in Phyongthaek reportedly held the fourth all-people meeting for checking the expansion of the military base in front of Phyongthaek Railway Station on July 22.

At the meeting speakers said that the “government” should hold overall renegotiations with the U.S. about the plan for expanding the military base and stop the moves to unilaterally and forcibly evict the residents.

A resolution was read out at the meeting and its participants marched toward Taechu-ri.

When the police stood in their way, its participants held a meeting denouncing the police action.

The chairman of the National Federation of Peasants Associations said at the meeting that it is entirely due to the U.S. that the people cannot live in peace on this land. He called upon all the people not to stop the struggle to defend peace on this land and check the moves for the expansion of the U.S. military base.

The chairman of the Kia Motor Workers Union said that the target of their struggle is to get the U.S. forces withdrawn. For a victory in this struggle all the people should rise up in the actions, he stressed.

The participants in the meeting continued their march, holding slogan boards and large placards reading “No Expansion of U.S. Military Base!” and “Stop Forcible Eviction!” and others.

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