Around 800 Anti-North Korea protesters in Pyeongchang, South Korea tore up portraits of Kim Jong-Un, burned North Korean flags, and briefly clashed with riot police Friday ahead of the Winter Olympics Opening ceremony, Reuters reports.
Many of the protestors carried American flags, and one carried a banner making a direct plea to President Donald Trump. “Mr President. North Korea bombing, please,” the banner read.
Other protestors held signs referring to Kim Jong-Un as “mad little rocket man,” according to RT.
The protests erupted hours before two Senior North Korean officials were scheuled to arrive at the Winter Olympic Opening ceremony.
The protestors also directed their ire toward South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who has taken a softer stance toward North Korea than previous leaders.
Moon met with North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam Friday, and believes the Winter Olympics are a chance to create peace between the two technically still warring countries.
“The fact that we are here together will mark the precious start of our first step toward global peace,” Moon said.