whatever could it be?
June 1, 2008 Leave a comment
What is the latest issue causing people to rally in the streets?
What affront to civil liberty is getting them knocked out by water cannons and other fun forms of crowd control?
South Korea reversed its ban on the import of beef from the United States.
The BBC reports on June 1, 2008:
At least 20,000 people gathered in Seoul for the latest in a month-long series of rallies on the issue.
… Seoul’s beef market was closed to US imports in 2003 after the first US case of the disease was found in a Canadian-born cow in Washington state.
Under a deal reached with Washington in April, Seoul agreed to accept all cuts of US beef from cattle of all ages.
Other US trading partners such as Japan still will not do so because of concerns over mad cow disease and its deadly human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
USA! USA! USA!