Statement of the Juche Idea Study Group of England,the Association For the
Study of Songun Politics UK and the UK Korean Friendship Association on
the suppression of the Struggle of the Pyongtaek residents against the expansion
of the US base.

London May 21

The Juche Idea Study Group of England along with the Association For the
Study of Songun Politics UK and the UK Korean Friendship Association today
issued the following joint statement in connection with the struggle of the
Pyongtaek residents against the expansion of the US imperialist aggression
in south Korea the harsh crackdown on this legitmate protest by the
south Korean authorities.

The struggle of the Pyongtaek residents against the expansion  of the US
imperialist base is a just one for sovereignity and for thwarting the moves of the
US imperialists to start another Korean war.It also represents a struggle for
the calm and livelihood of the community in Pyongtaek. We strongly support this just and righteous struggle and call on all progressives throughout the world
to lend their support to this vital struggle for sovereignity,justice and peace.

We condemn the harsh and brutal crackdown by the south Korean Defence
Ministry, using riot police,on the 5th of May.Many protestors were injured and
many unjustly arrested.This was a wanton act of suppression and a violation of human rights.We call for the unconditional release of those arrested.
                 signed
           Dermot Hudson
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Associaiton UK