The BBC talked to some South Koreans about the U.S. beef protests. One quote from each person shows a pattern....
This is a serious situation. The government didn't want to listen or to change their political way. The government is inflexible.
I didn't take part in the beef protests. I don't think the beef is unsafe. And I don't think the protests are just about beef safety.
Most people participating in the demonstrations think the government does not listen to what people say.
The protests were about resentment of the government.
This more of a trust problem than a beef problem.