12 Aug '11, 9am

S.Korean activists launch leaflets across N.Korea border

S.Korean activists launch leaflets across N.Korea border

A conservative group called National Action for Freedom and Democracy in Korea said it sent up 63 large balloons with some 3.6 million leaflets, which also contained news of the Arab uprisings. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean activists on Friday launched helium balloons across the North's border carrying millions of leaflets calling for the overthrow of leader Kim Jong Il. A conservative group called National Action for Freedom and Democracy in Korea said it sent up 63 large balloons with some 3.6 million leaflets, which also contained news of the Arab uprisings. The launch came with tensions running high after the North on Wednesday twice fired shells along the disputed Yellow Sea border and the South responded with warning shots. The balloons were set off in Yeoncheon, 55km north of Seoul, with timing devices attached to scatter the bundles in the isolated c...

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