South Koreans protested against upcoming visit by Donald Trump

Vastavam web: Hundreds of South Koreans protested today against an upcoming visit by Donald Trump and called for peace as the US President begins an Asian tour dominated by North Korea’s nuclear programme.Trump, who arrived in Tokyo, is set to visit the South from Tuesday to Wednesday as part of his first Asian trip as head of state that also includes Vietnam, China and the Philippines.South Korea is a key US ally and hosts 28,500 US troops but many of Trump’s critics in the South see him as a warmonger whose recent war of words with Kim has heightened tensions on the flashpoint peninsula.
“We oppose war! Negotiate for peace!” the protesters chanted in central Seoul, waving banners and balloons emblazoned “Peace, not war” and “We want peace”.One mother whose son is serving the South’s mandatory two-year army conscription accused Trump of putting her son’s life at risk.
“My heart stirs at every single word Trump says about North Korea,” she said.The latest standoff between Trump and Kim has raised concern among South Koreans, who have over decades grown indifferent to regular threats of attack from Pyongyang.But some Trump advisers say US military options are limited because any armed conflict on the peninsula would be expected to cause huge casualties.
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