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9.46am – North Korea: In the comments thread Benghazi217 reports that North Korea has seen protests in the past few weeks, while the economic and food situation is deteriorating. Earlier we heard reports that South Korea is dropping leaflets into its northern neighbour documenting the revolutions in Egypt and Libya.
The South Korean daily Hanguk Ilbo cites a South Korean "high ranking government source" as saying that protests over living conditions take place "almost every day," and that in some instances, soldiers have joined in the protest.
See here (in Korean)
The Chosun Ilbo has published two stories of protest recently. The first says that several dozen protestors in three cities in North Pyeongan Province marched through the streets chanting that they wanted "electricity and rice."
See here (in English)
In the second, "several hundred" protestors took to the streets of the border city of Sinuiju last week. A police officer in a market beat a trader into a coma. His family and fellow traders took to the streets and things snowballed. The army was called in, and 4 to 5 people were killed.
they may have been dropping leaflets for a long time but not about the recent uprisings in the middle east.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by kolcath
This is not new. S. Korea has dropped leaflets for the longest time up until 2-3 yers ago. They stopped when the N. appeared serious about nuclear neogitations etc.
When N. Korea shot artillery shells a while back, the South started the leaflet as well as the loudspeaker campaigns again.