Construction Materials Reach THAAD Base After Clashes with Protesters

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    April 23, 2018 13:34

    Construction vehicles finally made it into a military base for a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province after police broke through a roadblock by protesters.

    This move came after scores of protesters clashed with police at the base's entrance, leaving several protesters injured. Demonstrators had been blocking the transport of construction materials and equipment into the THAAD site for months.

    Policemen block protesters in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province on Sunday. /Newsis

    Some 20 pieces of equipment and 200 tons of sand and gravel were brought into the base on Monday after attempts to do so earlier this month failed.

    The U.S. last year partly installed the THAAD launchers at the site in a bid to counter North Korea's missile and nuclear threats, but protesters have stalled the process since.

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