Anti-Trump leaflets turn up in Seoul

  • 17/10/2017
Anti-Trump leaflets turn up in Seoul
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Propaganda fliers presumed to be from North Korea and calling US President Donald Trump a "mad dog" have turned up across central Seoul, including near the presidential Blue House, according to posts on social media and people who found them.

"Death to old lunatic Trump!" reads one poster, with a North Korean soldier with rifle in hand, crushing what looks to be Trump's head with his tongue dangling out of his mouth. Near the soldier's head is the line: "Complete obliteration."

Another poster shows Mr Trump with the body of a dog being decapitated by an axe. Blood is shown splattered on the axe in the poster, which states: "Let's behead mad dog Trump for the future of a peaceful and warless world and mankind!"

Military images and anti-US threats are common in North Korea propaganda as Pyongyang demands the United States cease what it says is its preparations for invasion.

But the new series of fliers posted recently on Twitter and other social media target Trump specifically.

Mr Trump last month, in a speech to the United Nations, threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if needed to defend itself and allies and called leader Kim Jong Un a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.

In an apparent jab at Mr Trump's UN speech, one of the propaganda posters features Mr Trump standing behind a podium with a rocket in his mouth painted with the words "totally destroy North Korea".

Men in suits with surprised looks on their faces are shown in the poster saying "He's gone completely insane" and "If we let him be, there will be war".