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Protesters tear N. Korean flags, leader's photos in Seoul

IANS  |  Seoul 

Conservative activists tore photos of North Korea's and attempted to burn its national flag in demonstrations here on Saturday against Pyongyang's participation in the PyeongChang Winter

A flurry of demonstrations took place on the streets as Kim's sister and other high-ranking officials visited the presidential office and North Korean art troupe Samjiyon Orchestra arrived in to perform on Sunday, news agency reported.

Some Korean protesters marched and staged street performances in front of the in central Seoul, condemning the North Korean and Moon Jae-in, who they regard as too soft on the North.

Photos of and North Korea's national flags were seen damaged and in tatters. Some were holding up a ripped-up "Korean Unification" flag, which was used when athletes from South and made a joint entrance at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang on Friday night.

Some people tried to burn the North Korean national flag, but were contained by police.

"You are fired. Get out of here Korea," one protester, wearing a mask of US Donald Trump, shouted at a protester wearing a mask of the South Korean

Three people playing the roles of President Moon, the North Korean and Kim Yong-nam, North Korea's of state, respectively, walked in silence, tied to each other by a rope.

Similar demonstrations took place sporadically around the city.

The protests took place as Kim Jong-un, in a message delivered by his sister Kim Yo-jong, invited Moon to at the "earliest date" possible for what will be a third inter-Korean summit.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:16 IST