DPRK students protested, condemning Seoul for sending propaganda leaflets

Manifestations were held in DPRK on June 7 and 8.

DPRK students protested, condemning Seoul for sending propaganda leaflets

Thousands of DPRK students protested in Pyongyang and several other cities against the sending of propaganda leaflets by the South Korean side. This is evidenced by the photos that the Central Korean Telegraph Agency posted on its website on Tuesday.

As the agency explains, student protests were held in DPRK on June 7 and 8. In an accompanying text to the photos, KCNA reported that the participants in the demonstrations “were determined to punish those who dared to insult the dignity of the senior leadership mercilessly. According to the agency, student protests took place in addition to Pyongyang in Casson, Rasson and Nampho, as well as in several provinces.

KCNA previously reported that DPRK will block all communication lines with South Korea from June 9 as a response to the South Korean side sending propaganda leaflets to the North. In particular, Pyongyang warned that from 12:00 local time (06:00 Moscow time) all phones in the Permanent Inter-Korean Liaison Office will be switched off, including the communication channel between the military of the North and the South, as well as the hotline of the leadership of the two countries connecting the building of the Central Committee of the Korean Labor Party and the Blue House, where the residence of the President of the Republic of Korea is located.

An inter-Korean communications office was opened in September 2018 in border Caeson, located on the territory of the DPRK. It aims to maintain permanent contacts between the countries and develop inter-Korean exchanges. Initially, representatives from the North and South agreed to meet twice a day in Casson, but after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, face-to-face meetings were replaced by telephone calls.

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