After a month of voluntary suspension at the request of the government and the ruling party, Christian activists resumed sending anti-communist leaflets to North Korea.
An association of 24 conservative civic groups gathered in Imjingak Plaza in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, to attach leaflets to large balloons to send to North Korea.
The leaflets contain criticisms of the North Korean regime, depicting the dire food shortage in North Korea compared to the luxurious life of its leader, Kim Jong-il. Some nightscape pictures of Seoul and Pyongyang, and food aid to North Korea, were also included.
Choi Woo-won, co-leader of the association, said, “The Sunshine Policy is obviously a failure since millions of North Koreans have died of starvation despite several billion tons of food aid by the South Korean government over the last 10 years. The Unification Ministry also does not have any right to prevent civic groups sending leaflets.”