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Villagers, China protest additional THAAD launchers in South Korea

As residents talk of betrayal, Beijing calls for battery's removal

SEOUL -- Hundreds of residents in Seongju on Thursday protested the deployment of four more U.S. anti-missile launchers in their rural, southeastern village.

Seongju, famous for its melons, is now gaining attention for a missile defense system that U.S. forces have installed on a golf course there.

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