IMJINGAK, South Korea – Scuffles erupted at a rally in support of the talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Imjingak on Friday.
Hundreds of pro-talk rally participants had a stand-off with counter-protesters, who demanded a stop to the talks with North Korea and called “to bomb” the neighbouring country.
The rally took place as the North and South Korean leaders held historic talks in the border ‘peace village’ of Panmunjom in the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).
Kim Jong-un is the first North Korean leader since the division of the two nations in 1945 to ever cross over to the South. Relations have been fraught between Pyongyang and Seoul since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict, which ended in a truce, but without a peace treaty being signed.