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Feature: S.Korean anti-THAAD residents console each other as protest rally marks first anniversary

2017-07-13 09:15:49       source:Xinhua News Agency

July 13, 2017

South Korean residents, who have fought against the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, consoled each other on Wednesday night as their protest rally marked the first anniversary.

Hundreds of people, mostly those living in Seongju county, North Gyeongsang province, gathered at an open field right beside the county office building to celebrate the first anniversary of their anti-THAAD demonstration.

Five days after Seoul and Washington announced the joint decision on July 8 last year to deploy one THAAD battery in South Korea, the Seongju county in the country's southeastern region was designated as a site for the U.S. missile shield installation.

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