The Wire: Elderly South Koreans Protest Anti-Missile Defense System in their Neighborhood By Christine Kim


June 16, 2017

Elderly women in a small South Korean farming village, Soseong-ri, are leading a series of protests against the installation of an anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system next to their neighborhood. A group of the women, who range between 60 and 80 years old, organize neighborhood watch every day to ensure no military vehicles can enter the deployment site through its only access road.