South Korea mud festival considers banning U.S. troops




 
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South Korea mud festival considers banning U.S. troops
 
July 16th, 2008  
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South Korea mud festival considers banning U.S. troops
South Korea mud festival considers banning U.S. troops

By Ashley Rowland and Hwang Hae-rym, Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Thursday, July 17, 2008


Ahn Young-joon / AP
Participants struggle in the mud during the 11th annual Boryeong Mud Festival Sunday at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea.


SEOUL The manager of a popular South Korean beach festival said Tuesday that drunken and rowdy U.S. troops are such a problem that organizers have considered banning servicemembers from the event.
Lee Won-ku, manager for the Boryeong Mud Festival, said the number of U.S. troops at the festival has jumped dramatically in the past two years. So has the number of fights and the amount of trash, he said.

source: http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?s...&article=56193
 


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