Welcome and protests awaiting former President Moon Jae-in, who returned to his hometown after his retirement. JBpress

A quiet village is confused by protests for 30 hours in a row, and some residents get sick due to noise.

Mr. and Mrs. Moon Jae-in visited the father’s graveyard in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do (Photo: YONHAP NEWS / Afro)

(Min Jae Wook: Japan-Korea Relations Expert, Freelance Reporter)

Former President Moon Jae-in, who said, “I want to be a forgotten person,” tried to control the outside schedule as much as possible and enjoy the rest of his life after his retirement, but the attempt was unsuccessful. It seems.

After Mr. Moon Jae-in retired from the president in May, he tried to move into a private residence in Pyeongsan Village, Yangsan City, Gyeongsangnam-do, but supporters and opponents gathered around the private residence. While raising voices of “agreement” and “disagreement” with the move-in, they are taking political actions such as rallies.

Residents of Hirayama village were exhausted by a series of gatherings and visitors, and some villagers became physically ill and had to be treated at the hospital. Villagers are complaining of physical distress such as insomnia and stress at the meetings and demonstrations of former President Moon Jae-in.

According to the residents of Hirayama Village, 10 elderly people in their mid-70s to early 90s visited a hospital in Yangsan New City on the 23rd to receive medical treatment. As he was old, he complained of physical abnormalities due to insomnia caused by the noise of the rally or loss of appetite caused by stress.

One inhabitant said, “It’s been an event since the village was built. The rally continues and I can’t sleep because of the noise. I’m under serious stress. Some older people have symptoms like hallucinations and loss of appetite. Many people complain, “he told reporters.

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On May 15, the first weekend after the resignation of former President Moon Jae-in, Hirayama Village, where his private residence is located, was flooded with supporters and visitors from all over the country. At the same time, the village was in a turmoil as more opposition gathered and held a series of protest rallies denouncing former President Moon.

“The noise of loudspeakers and the anti-intellectualism of swearing disturbs the peace and freedom of Sunday in the small countryside,” former President Moon wrote on his social media. In response to that statement, the public has made many harsh comments, saying, “Which mouth do you say? If you want peace in such a messy country, there will be only a prison.”