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Bizzare 'North Korean' anti-Trump flyers found on the streets of Seoul
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▲ Screenshot from sales page at Atarashii

A recently sold item on Japanese Auction site Atarashii claims to be a piece of North Korean propaganda, and it doesn't suggest they hold the current president of the U.S. in particularly high regard.

According to the post (written in Japanese) which is titled 'Propaganda leaflet from North Korea', the seller saw a car dropping the leaflets on the streets of Seoul.

Not thinking much of it at first due to the fact that flyer dropping is a fairly common activity, it wasn't until his friend picked up the leaflet, showed it to him, and translated it that they realized what it was.

After this, the pair then walked around the area where they claim the flyers were dropped at a rate of around one every ten meters. There were various different flyers all of which featured President Trump.

After collecting these flyers, the items were sold on the auction site for 500 yen (around USD 5). Unfortunately, if you were hoping to grab some yourself, you have missed your chance as they are now sold out.

These can't really be from North Korea, can they?

Of course, using flyers for propaganda isn't entirely unheard of, and activists in South Korea have been known to send balloons filled with flyers over the North-South border and into South Korea.

What makes it even more interesting is that the Korean written on the flyer uses the phrase 'Joseonbando(조선반도)' to refer to the Korean peninsula.

Joseon relates to the Kingdom of Joseon which was the Korean Kingdom that ran from 1392 to 1897 and stretched across both South and North Korea.

While the current South Korea usually uses the phrase 'Hanbando(한반도)' to relate to the Korean peninsula, North Korea are more likely to call it Joseonbando due to the fact that the 'Korea' in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (조선민주주의인민공화국) is actually 'Joseon' not 'Han(한)' as used by South Korea (한국).

Despite this, it would seem pretty much impossible to confirm whether or not these flyers were actually from North Korea, or simply from South Koreans unhappy with the rhetoric coming from President Trump and the supposed increase in the chance of a war breaking out.

Card translation one:

▲ Screenshot from sales page at Atarashii

Title: The craziness of the fascist tyrant
Even if thousands of people die, they will die in the Korean peninsula.Even if the war breaks out, it will happen in the Korean peninsula

Card translation two:

▲ Screenshot from sales page at Atarashii

Title: Close Trump's mouth
Let's punish Trump and kick out the American soldiers

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