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Monday June 24, 2024

North Korea sends balloons filled with garbage to South Korea

Kim Jong Un's sister says 'North was merely exercising its freedom of expression'

By Web Desk
May 30, 2024
North Korea flies trash-laden balloons over the South as leader Kim doubles down on satellite ambitions. — Sky News/File
North Korea flies trash-laden balloons over the South as leader Kim doubles down on satellite ambitions. — Sky News/File

In a bizarre incident, North Korea flew hundreds of garbage and manure-filled balloons to South Korea in retaliation for spreading anti-North Korean propaganda.

The incident was reported by South Korea’s joint chief of staff, who deployed chemical and explosive teams to pick up the debris, Fox News reported.

South Korea reported that North Korea, since Tuesday night, has been flying large numbers of trash-filled balloons towards them.

They claim the campaign is in retaliation for South Korean activists flying anti-North Korean propaganda leaflets across the border.

The military reported that around 260 manure- and rubbish-filled balloons were found around the country.

They have advised civilians not to touch any of the objects from North Korea and to report any sightings of grounded objects to the military or to the police.

According to North Korean Vice Defence Minister Kim Kang II, He described it as a “tit for tat” response to the leafleting by South Korean activists.

Kim Yo Jong, the North Korean leader's powerful sister, also took to state media on Wednesday to ridicule a South Korean military statement demanding that the North stop its "inhumane and vulgar activity."

She said the North was merely exercising its freedom of expression.