A few American politicians have decided that to make common cause with Korean professional protesters visiting Washington to protest against a free trade agreement between the USA and Korea (Yonhap:)
The protest followed a joint news conference with a group of U.S. Democrats who oppose the FTA as officials of the two countries began a third day of negotiations here.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), addressing a rally at the Cannon House building terrace, said he opposes the FTA to "adequately represent the interest of our constituents."...
Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas), Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont) and John Conyers (D-Michigan) have joined Kucinich in opposing the Korea-U.S. FTA, known as KORUS FTA.
The FTAs "snuff out opportunity," Kaptur said. "Indeed, they snuff out the opportunity for free life. The support for these FTAs is narrowing and narrowing and narrowing."
The Yonhap piece does not make it clear if the other congressmen were at the protest or just giving moral support.
In the meantime, what are their Korean allies doing back in the old country? (Yonhap again):
I am not sure if any of those Congressmen know how their new buddies act in Korea, but this would be a good chance for readers to help them find out. If you click on the names of the Representatives above, you will get their contact information. Feel free to send them an email or give their offices a call. Even better, contact your own representative. Here is the Congressional directory. If you do not know who your Congressman is, just enter your zip code here and find out. The basic message; don't hang out with American flag stompers.
BTW, you may want to point out that the professional protesters in DC do not represent the opinion of the majority of Koreans, who support the FTA 59% to 29%.