December 11, 2019
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Candlelight protest most likely in s. Korea

Date: 03/12/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

Sixty-eight civil society organizations of south Korea, including the civic organization "Citizens' Action to Denounce Abe for Distorting History, Invading Economy and Threatening Peace" and the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration, held a public organizations' situation seminar and joint press conference for the abrogation of the General Security of Military Intelligence Agreement (GSOMIA) and against the US interference in internal affairs" in Seoul on Nov 27 to make public a candlelight action plan, according to south Korean internet newspaper Tongil News.

The speakers said that the decision of the government to extend GSOMIA is a disregard for the will of the people who waged an anti-Japanese struggle, including the campaign for boycotting Japanese goods.

They denounced the "government" for taking a humiliating attitude towards the US that is putting pressure upon it not only to extend the GSOMIA but to increase the expenses for the upkeep of the US forces in south Korea.

The joint declaration said that GSOMIA is the one for alliance with the aggressor Japan which should not have been concluded. It condemned the government for tying to extend and revive the agreement, overawed by the US pressure.

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