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SEOUL — A South Korean civic group that staged a massive and violent rally outside Camp Humphreys on July 10 announced it would conduct additional protests throughout the year.

The Pan National Solution Committee Against Expansion of U.S. Troops in Pyongtaek Area will protest Sept. 3, Oct. 20-23 and Dec. 11, an official confirmed Tuesday.

The Sept. 3 gathering will be a candlelight vigil at Pyongtaek train station.

From Oct. 20 to 23, group members will harvest the rice paddies outside Camp Humphreys and stage a protest with an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 people.

And on Dec. 11, the group plans to gather up to 20,000 protesters from across the nation.

The group is protesting a U.S.-South Korea plan that would see Camp Humphreys triple in size and become the main base for most U.S. troops in South Korea.

U.S. Forces officials declined to comment when contacted Tuesday afternoon. USFK runs a “civil gathering hot line” available by dialing 115 from DSN telephone. The USFK Web site also has information on civil gatherings.


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