Police said Sunday their force in Seoul will be on the highest-level security alert this week during U.S. President Donald Trump's visit.
The National Police Agency said it will place the entire police force in the nation's capital on top readiness from Tuesday to Wednesday, when Trump will be in South Korea as part of his first Asian trip as U.S. president.
This particular level of alert is issued during state visits by foreign heads of state and other major national events.
Roads and streets around Trump's hotel and places he's scheduled to visit will be blocked off and demonstrations or assemblies in these areas will be restricted.
Activist groups representing both ends of the political spectrum are expected to hold demonstrations either supporting or protesting Trump's visit. Police said they'll guarantee the protesters their freedom of expression and assembly but will come down hard on any action that may threaten security.(Yonhap News)