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CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea — A planned “civil gathering” prompted the U.S. Army to warn its military and civilian personnel to avoid downtown Uijongbu city, the Uijongbu subway station and roads leading from the station to Camp Red Cloud on Wednesday and Thursday.

Fliers distributed to people leaving Camp Red Cloud by gate guards on Tuesday — and a warning broadcast on American Forces Network television — advised that the subway station and downtown shopping district would be off-limits from 9 a.m. to midnight and that roads from the subway station to the camp would be off-limits from 5 p.m. to midnight both days.

“Limit your travel direct from work/domicile; avoid demonstrations; avoid conflict; report suspicious activities to the CRC MP (Military Police) desk at 732-6693 (0505-732-6693 from cell)” the flier stated.

There is an exception for off-post residents, who may travel to and from their homes, according to the flyer.

“U.S. personnel not on official business (including personnel going to and from their domicile) must wear civilian clothes off post from 4 p.m. to midnight” Aug. 10-11, the flier stated.

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Seth Robson is a Tokyo-based reporter who has been with Stars and Stripes since 2003. He has been stationed in Japan, South Korea and Germany, with frequent assignments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Australia and the Philippines.

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