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Olympic Protest: South Koreans Burn North Korean Flags, Images of Kim Jong

11 February 2018

Pence told reporters that the two leaders "spoke as friends" during his visit to South Korea, and their discussions including the meeting between Moon and the North Korean delegation, led by Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong. "North Korea bombing, please".

The Unified Korea delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018.

Members from conservative civic groups held a rally against the art group's arrival at the Mukho port on the east coast, burning North Korea's flag and a photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

A flurry of demonstrations took place on the streets as Kim's sister and other high-ranking officials visited the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae and a North Korean art troupe arrived in Seoul to perform Sunday.

But a first-period treble from Alina Muller set the tone and effectively dashed any hopes of a homemade fairytale.

And Seoul's conservative Dong-A Ilbo said in an editorial that the team coach's ability to pick a team was diminished.

"They laugh together, they hang out together, they eat meals together". It is one we are dealing with.

Local fans took pictures of the cheerleaders, who smiled for the cameras before unfurling a unification flag at the final buzzer.

During the bilateral talks over lunch, neither side made mention of the North Korean nuclear issue, which is attracting global attention as a major security concern, according to a presidential office source.

The players shook hands with South Korean President Moon but Kim did not offer her hand.

Moon, the progressive South Korean president who favors engagement with North Korea, hosted Kim Yo Jong, who came to Seoul as a special envoy for her brother, and Kim Yong Nam, who is technically North Korea's head of state, for lunch at the presidential Blue House on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Japan and the US are trying to keep up the worldwide pressure on Pyongyang.

Meanwhile the cheerleaders continued to chant long after the rest of the arena had emptied.

The colorful opening ceremony kicked off what will be the biggest Winter Olympic Games in history with more than 2,900 athletes from 92 countries competing.

The ladies, all in their late teens or early 20s, are said to be handpicked from elite universities and undergo strict background checks.

Conservative opponents of Moon, who tend to be more resistant to engagement with the North than Moon's liberal wing, now ridicule the Games as the "Pyongyang Olympics", in a reference to North Korea's capital.

Around 75 North Korean cheerleaders dressed in matching red with white caps made noise during a preliminary game against Switzerland in Gangneung.

Olympic Protest: South Koreans Burn North Korean Flags, Images of Kim Jong