As Trump looked to increase the pressure, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed in the opposite direction, warning against cornering Pyongyang.
The officers also broke the windows of several cars the protesters were using to block the road and towed the vehicles away.
Six police officers and 32 other people were injured, none seriously, in the clashes, said a fire department official in Seongju. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules.
"No matter how the United States and its puppets kick up a ruckus, our republic, which has a strong military and the most powerful Juche bombs and weapons, and whose territory has all turned into fortresses, and all its people armed to the teeth, will remain an eternal iron-clad citadel", it said.
A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers capable of firing up to 48 interceptor missiles, but only two launchers have been operational so far.
Pyongyang imports almost all of its oil and gas from China, and without it, experts say the economy would quickly be strangled. According to the website of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Xi told Macron that "China retains the goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and it will firmly protect the worldwide nonproliferation regime and the peace and stability of Northeast Asia".
The official, speaking to reporters on Thursday on condition of anonymity, also said there was a grave risk that North Korea might "miscalculate" the United States response to its behaviour and warned Pyongyang not to "under-estimate American will to protect ourselves and our allies".
Russia's ambassador to the U.N., Vassily Nebenzia, told reporters Tuesday that he believed the planned timing for a vote on the draft was "a little premature", and suggested that dialogue rather than sanctions are necessary in confronting Pyongyang's continued development of banned weapons programs.
Rodman, who appeared multiple times on "Celebrity Apprentice" when Trump hosted the show, brought a copy of the president's book "The Art of the Deal" with him during his latest trip to North Korea in June. -South Korea annual military drills.
Moon had temporarily halted the installment of THAAD to conduct more environmental reviews and ease residents' concerns.
It's the unlikely friendship between a former Bulls star and North Korea's leader, that might just save the world from nuclear disaster. The proposal calls for stopping North Korean cloth and clothing exports, and seeks to put limits on North Koreans working in other countries. Russia's Foreign Ministry has urged all parties concerned to immediately resume a dialogue and negotiations as the sole possible means of achieving a comprehensive settlement of the Korean Peninsula's problems.