February 22, 2024

South Korean governor writes blood letter to protest THAAD deployment

Locals upset by potential health risks, damage to Korean melon crops

A county governor wrote a blood letter to protest Seoul’s decision to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in his region, in front of a 5,000 strong protest in Seongju on Wednesday.

“No to the deployment of THAAD in Seongju,” governor Kim Hang-kon wrote with his own blood in front an estimated 5,000 local citizens, as seen in pictures taken at the protest and distributed by local media.