>> An elderly army of protestors with a big issue to shout about in a rural village in South Korea, these farmers have had enough of THAAD. The US antimissile system parked on their doorstep designed to blow up North Korean rockets if Kim Jong-un ever launches a strike. They're an unlikely band of activists, and when they're not taking a stand against heavy weapons, they make a quiet living growing local fruit.
>> I'm Christine Kim-Hyan, in Sangju, South Korea. Protests have kept up against the YHAAD system since it was deployed and local residents who are melon farmers in fields like these have come together in a big way to oppose it. The group holds regular rallies and they are not afraid of a run in with the law.
Each day and around the clock a number of 60 to 80 year olds guard the only road in and out of the golf course where THAAD is based. For months, they've been on a mission to keep out military trailers making deliveries. But unlike other anti-THAAD movements, this isn't political.
These elderly residents just want a return to the peace and quiet they've known for decades.>> I can't sleep, I'm taking sedatives at night, I take the pill every night but I still get only two hours of sleep.>> it's a tough job for people their age but it's paying off.
The group has actually managed to cut off road access to the THAAD site forcing the US Army to shuttle in fuel and supplies via helicopter and they're not planning on giving up the fight any time soon. In the words of an 81 year old woman who's lived in the area for more than 60 years, with my dying breath, I'm going to tell them to take THAAD away.