Solidarity activists returned to the US embassy in London on Saturday to demand the end to the American war-games in south Korea that are ratcheting up tension on the Korean peninsula. NCP leader Andy Brooks joined comrades at the protest organised by the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) to call for a halt to the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve military exercises that are rehearsal for a full-scale invasion of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). And although KFA pickets rarely attract the mainstream media, this one had come to the notice of a Daily Star reporter who interviewed KFA Chair Dermot Hudson and filed a report that appeared on his paper’s online edition.
|Dermot Hudson and Andy Brooks on the line|
The KFA holds protest pickets outside the centre of US imperialism in London throughout the year without incident. This time we were told by the police that a pro-Trump demonstration would be held outside the embassy mid-way through ours that could lead to clashes. As it happened only three people turned up to support the new US President – a cranky woman draped in the Stars and Stripes, a known fascist and a student who insisted he was only an observer and not there to support the billionaire property developer.