N.Koreans Rally to Accuse S.Korea of Conspiracy

      May 31, 2010 13:35

      North Korea mobilized some 100,000 people in Pyongyang on Sunday morning for a rally condemning the South Korean version of the sinking of the Cheonan as a conspiracy. The hour-long rally was timed to coincide with a China-Japan-South Korea summit in Seoul where the sinking featured high on the three leaders’ agenda, and broadcast nationwide in the afternoon.

      The protesters were said to be expressing "anger and indignation against the traitor group led by [President] Lee Myung-bak."

      The usual portraits of rosy-cheeked leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il were everywhere, along with slogans reading, "Beat up the reactionary traitor Lee Myung-bak" and "Stop and destroy provocations by the bellicose South Koreans and the U.S. mavericks."

      North Koreans gather in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on Sunday to protest against South Korea after an investigation blamed the North for the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan. /AP-Kyoto News
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