Pacific briefs: Protest planned near Yongsan on Saturday

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 14, 2009

SEOUL — Members of the U.S. Forces Korea community have been warned to avoid the areas around the Korean War Memorial on Saturday because of a demonstration slated to take place there between 3 and 5 p.m.

According to an announcement on the USFK Web site, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and a group known as Pyong Tong San will be in the area protesting the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises.

The announcement said the groups will march from the War Memorial to the area near Yongsan’s Gate 19.

The announcement said the demonstration was expected to be peaceful, but warned USFK members to avoid the areas, and mass transit around them, because "there is a potential that these gatherings may trigger unexpected violence."

Hannam Village will hold flea market

SEOUL — An indoor flea market is slated to take place March 28 at the Hannam Village Community Center between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information or to reserve a table, call DSN 723-8950.

Free parenting class offered at Yongsan

SEOUL — According to an announcement on the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Web site, Army Community Services will host a free parenting class titled "Do Kids Come With Instructions" March 28 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Yongsan Child Development Center.

Child care during the class will be provided for free. Those interested must register by March 20. For more information, call DSN 738-8861.

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