Protesters Greet N. Korea Orchestra Ship

Others waved unification flags as ship arrived for Olympics
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 6, 2018 12:11 AM CST

(Newser) – Protesters waved South Korean flags, tore up drawings of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and blasted loud music from loudspeakers as a North Korean cruise ship pulled into a South Korean port Tuesday with an orchestra set to perform at the Pyeongchang Olympics. They also burned a paper version of the North Korean flag. The protesters appeared to number only a few dozen or so, the AP reports. They were contained by hundreds of police as the Mangyongbong 92 cruise ship arrived in Donghae, about 75 miles east of Pyeongchang. Some crew members were visible on the deck of the ship as it prepared to dock in the South for the first time since 2002. Well-wishers in the port waved the unification flag that both Koreas will march under at the opening ceremony. (Read more Pyeongchang stories.)

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