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North Korea Dumps 260+ Balloons Full of Garbage and Feces into South Korea

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
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Jeonbuk Fire Headquarters via AP, South Korea Presidential Office via AP

North Korea on Wednesday sent a swarm of balloons, loaded with garbage and feces, across the border, triggering air raid sirens in one South Korean border community.

North Korea’s move was evidently a response to South Korean groups that occasionally send balloons with leaflets, music, or videos into the North. On Sunday, Pyongyang warned it was preparing a “tit-for-tat action” that would involve “mounds of newspapers and filth” to retaliate against South Korean pamphleteers.

Late on Tuesday evening, residents of South Korea’s Gyeonggi province near the border village of Panmunjom...

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