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Protest slams killing of Korean youths

Shin Hyo Soon and Shim Mi Sun were walking to a friend's birthday party when a vehicle that was part of a military convoy traveling to a training exercise 10 miles north of Seoul, south Korea, hit them.

Source  :  Workers World



by John Catalinotto

On July 31, while demonstrations of thousands took place in south Korea and Japan, a symbolic solidarity action was held in New York's Times Square to protest the June 13 killing of two young Korean girls by U.S. troops.

Shin Hyo Soon and Shim Mi Sun were walking to a friend's birthday party when a vehicle that was part of a military convoy traveling to a training exercise 10 miles north of Seoul, south Korea, hit them.

The demonstrators demanded that: "President George W. Bush issue a public apology to the bereaved families and the Korean people. U.S. military give up criminal jurisdiction in this case and hand it over to Korea. The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) be amended to eliminate immunity from prosecution for U.S. soldiers who commit crimes against Koreans. And that U.S. military withdraw its troops from Korea."

The Korea Truth Commission, which organized the June 2001 tribunal investigating U.S. war crimes in Korea, and the International Action Center sponsored the action.

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