South Korean activists protest against collaboration in the winter Olympics


South Korean activists burned the North’s flag on Sunday in a protest against the two countries’ efforts to improve relations during the Winter Olympics.

The protesters set the flag alight along with a portrait of Kim Jong Un, whose sister was due to watch a Northern musical display with the South’s President at a nearby theatre in Seoul.

A Pyongyang orchestra was to give a concert in Seoul as part of a cross-border deal in which the isolated, nuclear-armed North sent hundreds of athletes, cheerleaders and others to the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea.

But the rapprochement pushed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in has angered conservatives who accuse him of being a North Korea sympathizer.