A South Korean activist said Thursday he plans to launch a series of balloons across the border into North Korea carrying copies of a film which has enraged its leadership.
Former defector Park Sang-Hak said the balloons would carry a total of 100,000 copies on DVDs and USB memory sticks of “The Interview”, a comedy about a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
The giant balloons, which are used by private groups in the South to float anti-regime material across the heavily guarded border, will also carry bundles of leaflets.
“Probably the first launch will be made in late January if weather conditions allow,” Park said, adding the exact date would be decided when his partners from the US-based non-profit Human Rights Foundation visit Seoul around January 20.
He said the foundation had financed the production of the DVDs and USB memory sticks.