SEOUL – Dozens of protesters gathered outside the American embassy on Monday in Seoul holding up placards with anti-war slogans ahead of a visit to the country by US President Donald Trump.
Trump, who is on an Asia tour, is scheduled to visit South Korea on Tuesday and meet President Moon Jae-in to discuss the North Korean crisis.
Security, too, was boosted in the country as multiple protests are planned for Tuesday.
On Monday, protesters had also gathered in support of Trump and against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Some of them carried messages in support of Park Geun-hye, the conservative ex-president, who was impeached and is facing corruption charges, and opposed the withdrawal of US troops from the country.
The anti-Trump protesters, smaller in number and less vocal, gathered at a restricted space a few meters away.
The US president will also speak to the South Korean parliament on Wednesday, before leaving for China.