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Video: S. Korea shuts down anti-DPRK leaflets plan

10-22-2012 13:56 BJT

South Korean authorities have stopped activists from sending propaganda leaflets across the border. The move follows threats from the DPRK to open fire. Police and soldiers blocked access to Imjingak, a pavilion at a tourist park just south of the heavily fortified border.

The activists had planned to launch giant balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets. Police also ordered the evacuation of more than eight hundred residents along the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. The South Korean military has been put on high alert and has self-propelled howitzers and rocket launchers on standby.

After the activists announced their latest plan, the DPRK threatened to carry out a "merciless military strike" on the South Korean territory. In response, South Korean defense minister Kim Kwan-jin said the country would strike back and "completely destroy the source of attacks".

Activists have regularly launched giant balloons loaded with propaganda leaflets. Pyongyang denounces them as “undisguised psychological warfare."


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