South Korean premier pelted with eggs over missile site
15 July 2016, 15:20
Seoul - Angry residents in a rural South Korean town have thrown
raw eggs and water bottles at the prime minister to protest a plan to deploy a
US missile defence system in their neighbourhood.
South Korea on Wednesday announced that the advanced missile
system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence or THAAD will be placed in
the south-eastern town of Seongju to better cope with North Korean threats.
Sangju residents launched protests, saying they fear possible health hazards
from the missile system.
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn
travelled to Sangju on Friday to explain the decision but his speech was
immediately disrupted by jeers.
Hwang didn't appear to be directly hit by any objects as security
guards used umbrellas and bags to protect him. But his suit jacket was tainted