Protests against North Korean regime

Published 11:07 AM ET, Fri December 20, 2013
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Conservative protesters in Seoul, South Korea, burn effigies of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former North Korean leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung during a rally Tuesday, December 17. In response to protests in Seoul, North Korea sent a fax to South Korea threatening to "strike mercilessly without notice" for what it called "provocation against our highest dignity." JEON HEON-KYUN/epa/LANDOV
College students wear masks of Kim, left, and Kim's uncle Jang Song Thaek, center, as they perform during a news conference in Seoul denouncing Kim and alleged human rights violations on Thursday, December 19. Jang's execution earlier this month has unsettled North Korea's neighbors, prompting speculation about instability in the country's leadership. Ahn Young-joon/ap
Protesters attend an anti-North Korea protest in Seoul on December 17. Such protests are common during North Korean festivals and anniversaries. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Activists prepare to light effigies of North Korean leaders during a protest in Seoul. WOOHAE CHO/AFP/Getty Images
An activist sprays Korean characters that say "feeling good" on a North Korean flag before the effigies of North Korean leaders were set on fire December 17. WOOHAE CHO/AFP/Getty Images
North Korean defectors crumple a caricature of Kim during a protest in Seoul on December 17. WOOHAE CHO/AFP/Getty Images