Koreans protest against increased weapons deployment

This week, as tensions in the Korean peninsula remained high, the South Korea government proceeded with the deployment of further Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems. Activists all around South Korea have been protesting for months against these deployments. To counter this last deployment, activists blockaded the main highway with vehicles and machinery. The government responded by deploying 8,000 police to confront the demonstrators and clear the way for the military vehicles (see here and here).