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erica raising the stakes on the Korean Peninsula. The US military putting parts of its controversial fad anti missile system into place in the early hours of Wednesday. A defensive measure design to shoot down rockets from North Korea if Pyongyang were to launch an attack. That move has come earlier than many expected promptly spark protest near the site where will be based.
Angry South Koreans hurling water bottles at military trailers carrying its various parts. Protesters say more than 10 people have been injured in clashes with authorities, some with bone fractures. That has also been condemned by the frontrunner in South Korea's upcoming presidential election, Moon Jae-in He wants its deployment to be suspended until the administration is in power.
Wednesday's move is also guaranteed to anger China which has long opposed the missile system ever being put in place. The third roll out is yet another step in a volatile back and forth between US and North Korea in recent weeks. Washington has sent an aircraft carrier group in a nuclear sub designed to carry tomahawk cruise missiles to the region.
While Pyongyang has repeatedly held major weapons test in defiance of UN sanctions. Donald Trump has vowed to prevent the North from being able to hit America with a nuclear missile and says all options are on the table. In an extremely rare move, he's called the entire US Senate for a briefing at the White House on Wednesday where American defense chiefs will discuss North Korea before heading to the House of Representatives to brief the rest of Congress.