TOKYO (Sputnik) — Thousands of South Koreans took part in an anti-war rally in Seoul ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the country, local media reported Sunday.
About 5,000 people gathered in the center of South Korea’s capital. They were waving banners and balloons with inscriptions "Peace, not war," "Cease hostilities, start talks on peace!" and "We want peace!" according to the Yonhap news agency.
The representatives of various NGOs stress that the demonstration is not directed against Trump’s visit to South Korea. The event's participants want to draw attention to the problem of security on the Korean Peninsula.
Thousands of S.Koreans called for peace in today's rally against Trump's upcoming visit to Seoul, chanting 'We oppose war. Negotiate peace!" pic.twitter.com/Iul25stg5W— Hawon Jung (@allyjung) 5 ноября 2017 г.
Trump arrived on Sunday in Tokyo as part of his longest official foreign trip. The president is expected to have dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later in the day and play golf. The two leaders will focus on the North Korean issue during their meetings.
After the visit to Japan, Trump will travel to South Korea, China and Vietnam, where he will join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and will finish his journey in the Philippines on November 12-14.