One of my favorite activist groups, Fighters For A Free North Korea continue to get under the skin of the Kim regime in North Korea as they are once again threatening military retaliation against the group:
South Korea’s military is on high alert Monday after North Korea threatened to strike a border area if anti-Pyongyang activists fly propaganda leaflets from there into the communist nation later in the day.
The Fighters for Free North Korea, a civic group composed of North Korean defectors, plan to send 200,000 leaflets by balloons from Imjingak near the Demilitarized Zone at 11 a.m despite drizzling rain, according to the event organizer, Park Sang-hak. [Yonhap]
These threats against Fighters For A Free North Korea is nothing new and the North Koreans even tried to assassinate the group’s leader Park Sang-hak. The North Koreans have also made many verbal threats against Park as well as sending their leftist goons within South Korea to assault him. Once again though Park and his crew were not intimidated by the latest North Korean threats as they released the latest balloons from Ganghwa Island:
About 10 North Korean defectors said Monday they had floated tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets as they brushed off the North’s latest threats of military attacks.
The defectors announced on a Web site that they launched balloons carrying about 120,000 leaflets at 6 p.m. from South Korea’s western island of Gangwha, which is close to North Korea.
Park Sang-hak, who has led a high-profile campaign to send anti-Pyongyang leaflets for years, said separately the leaflets criticized North Korea’s second hereditary power transfer. [Yonhap]