Anti-North Korean protestors burn flags and photos of Kim Jong-un at Winter Olympics

North Korean protestors burn flags and photos of Kim Jong-un at Winter Olympics

The protest took place outside the Winter Olympics stadium

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Winter Olympics begins in South Korea today (February 9), however North Korean protestors have already clashed with police and burnt flags. 

Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, has travelled across the border to attend the opening ceremony, after the visit was approved by the United Nations Security Council committee.

But just a few hours before this, around 800 protestors against North Korea clashed with riot police at the Winter Olympics stadium.

Photos of Kim Jong-un and North Korean flags were burnt in a protest march, according to Reuters. 

Protestors have also hit out at the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, as the Winter Olympics has been used as a matter to begin talks between the North and South.

Banners claimed “Moon Regime is leading Korea to destruction” and some even mentioned Donald Trump.

Those banners read: “Mr President. North Korea bombing, please.”

Kim Yo-jong is the first member of the North Korea leader's immediate family to officially visit South Korea and will watch the Korean teams march with a unified flag alongside North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam.

The Winter Olympics will contain 102 medal events for 15 sports, with more than 3,000 athletes competing.

 

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