This should pretty much lay to rest any claims that the anti-US beef protests are not anti-American:
It appears that on June 13th, the sixth anniversary of the deaths of Shin Hyo-sun and Shim Mi-seon, killed after being struck by a US military armored personnel carrier, will become the main focus of the candlelight vigils which have been going on for over one month.
On the 12th the “Citizens’ Committee on Mad Cow Disease” announced that the 37th candlelight vigil to be held in front of Seoul City Hall on the 13th against the importation of US beef would incorporate a memorial ceremony for Hyo-sun and Mi-seon.
The sixth anniversary of Hyo-sun and Mi-seon’s deaths will easily excite anti-American sentiment among the citizenry, and the Committee will, on the 13th and 14th, intensify its calls for banning the import of US beef. [Korea Beat]
Read the rest over at Korea Beat but this just confirms my prior statements that the forces behind the US beef protests would next move to use their new found political power to go after USFK. I do have to say it is absolutely disgusting what these groups are doing once again demagouging and hijacking the memories of Shim Mi-son and Shin Hyo-sun for their own partisan political purposes. Then again these are the same people that would regularly hold up signs showing the dead girls bodies at their anti-US protests against the wishes of their families.
Once again these anti-US groups could care less about what the families of these two girls think and are ignoring their requests to not link the US beef issue to the memory of their daughters. These people have no shame, but considering their past actions it is not surprising.