Koreans protest in Nairobi over trade talks
16 December 2015, 11:57
Nairobi - Korean farmers have protested the ongoing World Trade Organization WTO talks in Nairobi, saying they are only there to help those from developed countries.
The talks which are ongoing at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre KICC in Nairobi have been met with controversy the world over, with some skeptical about the goals of the talks.
The Korean Peasants League led by the group’s spokeswoman Hae-Yeon Chung Wednesday held peaceful demonstrations outside the Kenya
National Archives in Nairobi.
They had planned to get closer to the KICC but were denied access for security reasons.
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While waving placards,
they sang songs in the Korean language condemning the WTO talks saying
poor farmers will continue suffering if the talks funded by rich nations
receive the nod from world governments to open up markets for cheap
goods from the developed nations.
" The suffering that the poor farmers are undergoing at the expense of the ones from the rich nations must end," she said.
The WTO talks took off Tuesday and will end Friday.
They were officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta and have seen as many as 150 ministerial leaders from across the world attend.
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