A group of North Korean defectors sent about 300,000 leaflets denouncing Pyongyang's nuclear missile development into the communist nation on Tuesday as the North marked the anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party.
Eight members of the Fighters for a Free North Korea, an organization of North Korean defectors, flew the leaflets by balloon from a mountain in the western city of Gimpo near the border with the North around 6 a.m. Ten giant balloons were used to send the fliers.
North Korean defectors prepare to send giant balloons carrying propaganda leaflets denouncing Pyongyang`s nuclear and missile provocations from a mountain in the western city of Gimpo on Oct. 10, 2017. (Yonhap)
The leaflets condemn the North's nuclear and missile provocations. Packed together with them were 2,000 one-dollar bills, a sort of sweetener aimed at getting more North Koreans to pick up the leaflets, as well as about 300 booklets denouncing Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
"We flew the leaflets to condemn North Korea threatening the international community with missiles," said Park Sang-hak, head of the defectors' group. "As today is coincidently the founding anniversary of the North's Workers' Party, I hope these leaflets will serve as a warning to the North." (Yonhap)