Defectors Send Flyers to N.Korea to Denounce World Cup Qualifier Fiasco

      October 22, 2019 11:15

      An activist prepares to float a huge helium balloon in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday.

      An activist group of North Korean defectors launched balloons carrying propaganda leaflets and other materials into North Korea in Gimpo near the demilitarized zone.

      They floated some 20 huge helium balloons carrying 500,000 flyers, 500 booklets, 2,000 US$1 bills, and 1,000 USB sticks into North Korea from the border town of Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday.

      The booklets and USBs are mostly focused on shedding light on freedom in a democratic society, in addition to the economic development of South Korea.

      "We decided to float flyers to condemn North Korea over a recent World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, which was held in an empty stadium without any media coverage or spectators," said one activist.

      The South Korean government has kept silent over the issue, even though football fans here and international media have called for North Korea to be punished.

      North Korea did not allow South Korean reporters or cheerleaders to travel to Pyongyang for the match, which was wild at times, with players from the two Koreas apparently clashing.

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