Seoul: Hundreds of activists on Saturday set fire to an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un here in protest against Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear test.
The activists rallied here against the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on Friday that coincided with its 68th anniversary, EFE news reported.
Besides an effigy of Kim, the activists burnt anti-nuclear placards displaying the North Korean leader’s photos and slogans reading “Down with North Korea” and “Kim Jong-un out”.
“Defeat North Korea and leader Kim Jong-Un,” the group chanted throughout the hour-long demonstration.
The protest came after North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test on Friday from its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, less than 100 kms from the country’s border with China.
Pyongyang claimed that it had tested a nuclear warhead that can be fitted onto missiles.
The test drew international outrage and gave rise to demands for new UN sanctions against the country.
The UN Security Council condemned the test and announced that it will consider new sanctions against Pyongyang in addition to others already imposed in March after its nuclear and long-range missile tests in January and February respectively.
First Published | 10 September 2016 4:45 PM