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    Thousands Rally Against US THAAD Missiles Deployment in South Korea

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    Thousands rallied on Wednesday in a South Korean town of Seongju to protest Seoul’s decision to deploy US missiles in the area, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The government has recently disclosed it was going to station the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in the southern Seongju County.

    Some 5,000 people took to the streets of Seongju, saying they had not been consulted, according to the national news agency Yonhap.

    The county is expected to host US missiles and a radar. The reports sparked concerns of potential health risks associated with electromagnetic waves coming from the device.

    The outlet quoted Kim Hang-gon, member of the county's administration, who said the government expected sacrifices from the population without securing their consent.


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