SOUTH KOREAN ACTIVIST LAUNCHES BALLOONS WITH THE MOVIE ‘THE INTERVIEW’ TO NORTH KOREA

Fox News on April 8, 2015, published an AP report on a South Korean activist saying that he launched balloons carrying thousands of DVDs of a movie depicting a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un across the border into North Korea. Excerpts below:

Lee Min-bok said he had launched balloons carrying “The Interview” four times from South Korean border towns, most recently on April 4. Lee says his balloons also contained bundles of dollar bills and political leaflets criticizing Kim’s government and highlighting South Korea’s economic prosperity in hopes of inspiring North Korean people to resist the leadership in Pyongyang.

North Korea considers leaflets an attack on its government and has long demanded that South Korea ban activists from sending them.

Lee said he will continue to try to send the balloons into North Korea, saying the leaflets are an important source of outside information for North Koreans that could increase any demands for change.

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