Stay safe out there

I live about 0.6 kilometers away from where Donald Trump will be speaking:

During the state visit, Trump is scheduled to speak to the National Assembly in Yeouido, western Seoul on Nov. 8, and the protesters agreed to hold a rally outside the assembly.

I’ll probably head over there to see what the crowds look like, but not to protest. (Most people who are not Korean citizens are not allowed to engage in political activity.) The crowds will likely be gigantic:

Some 220 civic organizations, including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, took part in the proclamation. […] They agreed to kick off a campaign from Oct. 30 to Nov. 8 protesting against Trump, which includes holding candlelight vigils with the theme “No Trump, No War” on Nov. 4 and 7 in the Gwanghwamun area of central Seoul.

The coalition will have a diverse set of causes they are representing:

Through a “No Trump” joint proclamation, the group expressed opposition to the forcing of arms sales on South Korea and pressure on trade, including Trump’s criticism of a free trade agreement between Seoul and Washington. They also supported the withdrawal of the U.S.-led Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) antimissile system and opposed Trump’s policies against immigration and promoting racism.

Stay safe out there, everyone.