|To Show The Origin of the Candlelight Revolution... Trump, when you meet the protesters in Gwanghwamun|
When U.S. President Donald Trump visited Korea in November last year, "reverse driving of Gwanghuimun Gate" became a hot topic of conversation. A car carrying President Trump drove back 500 meters across the central line to get to his lodging after a dinner at the presidential office. It was an emergency measure to avoid water bottles and trash thrown by anti-U.S. protesters in Gwanghwamun Plaza.
"The presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae wanted to establish a "tremb President's" copper wire through Gwanghwamun Square," a South Korean government official said on Wednesday. The leaders of major countries that visit Korea will be organized through consultation with the concerned countries under the direction of the presidential security office. During his visit to Seoul on Thursday, President Trump passed Gwanghwamun Square on a single flight four times. It was to serve the first day of the summit and welcome dinner at Cheong Wa Dae. It was also the day when anti-U.S. protesters hurriedly changed their routes.
The police reportedly asked Cheong Wa Dae to build a wall around the square when left-wing civic groups decided to hold a rally at Gwanghwamun Plaza before Trump's visit to Seoul. Police also issued a "gap emergency" with a high alert status. Some 22,000 police officers were deployed to make a human belt, and 25 police buses were installed in Gwanghwamun Square during the day.
A police source said, "Since the current 사설토토government is in the position of guaranteeing the freedom of the demonstration as much as possible, we wanted to avoid the installation of the car walls. The walls of the car were set up when President Trump entered Cheong Wa Dae and removed after a few hours.
According to those involved in the security plan, it was also said that it was too much to include the Gwanghwamun Square in Trump's election, where the protesters were likely to gather. If they move towards Anguk Station or Sajik Tunnel in Seoul, they might have been able to go from Cheong Wa Dae to lodging without encountering protesters. On the other hand, a source from the security department said, "The previous government also preferred the Gwanghwamun Square course when visiting Korea for foreign nationals."
A Cheong Wa Dae official said, "The Dongseon was not related to the "Fire Revolution" at the time, but the course was selected due to security issues."
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