The South Korean military is using balloons to drop leaflets on the North that tell of the unrest in the Middle East, hoping to spark an uprising against Pyongyang, Bloomberg reports. The leaflets explain that "a dictatorial regime is destined to collapse," says an official. The South has sent some 3 million leaflets in the North's direction since the November attack on Yeonpyeong Island. Meanwhile, some reports say protests in the North, likely related to food shortages, have already begun, notes the Asia Times.
According to the South’s top-selling paper, “Hundreds of people clashed with security forces” in the North, and “the military was deployed to quell the demonstration.” Though the protest began after a crackdown in a market, it was "an eruption of long pent-up discontent," explained the paper. (Click for more on North Korea's food woes.)