North Korea seems to be in the throws of turmoil as a 35 minute videotape was posted to a South Korean opposition website. It shows the defaced poster of Kim Jong Il. I also reported in November, 2004 here
on missing images of the leader throughout the country.
The first known visual evidence of dissent within the world's most secretive state emerged yesterday when video footage taken in a North Korean factory showed a portrait of the dictator, Kim Jong-il, defaced with graffiti demanding freedom and democracy.
... It shows a poster of Kim scrawled over with the words: "Down with Kim Jong-il. Let's all rise to drive out the dictatorial regime.''
According to another opposition group in South Korea, the footage was taken in the north-eastern border city of Hoeryong and was passed to activists in China.
Such an act would be considered a grave crime in the North and would mean a death sentence without trial for the perpetrator, said Do Hee-youn, who heads the group. "It's no ordinary group of people who took this video," he told Reuters news agency.
"The gentle and ordinary people of North Korea need a new leader," a male voice says. "There is a great potential for democracy in this country."
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