[Global Network Report] According to Yonhap News, South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense delivered construction equipment to the THAAD base in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province on the 22nd.
This move was protested by local residents. The police dispatched more than 700 police officers to respond. In the process, some residents were injured and sent to hospital.
The South Korean "news1" news website said that the vehicles entering the "THAAD" base were loaded with sand, gravel, construction equipment, and soldiers' living supplies.
Although the Ministry of National Defense of South Korea explained that the operation had nothing to do with improving the performance of THAAD, and that it transported construction equipment, materials, and daily supplies of officers and soldiers, some people suspected that this was a measure to formally deploy THAAD.
According to the report, more than 70 residents who opposed the construction of the "THAAD" base prevented vehicles from entering at the entrance of the base. They began a tenacious confrontation at 12:20 noon local time on the 20th. They chanted "THAAD withdraw, peace comes", etc. Slogans and launched demonstrations.
The police mobilized more than 700 people and cleared the venue more than an hour later.
In the process, a female resident was injured and was taken to the hospital.