Christmas tree becomes new Korean flashpoint

A Christmas tree is threatening to become the latest flashpoint between the two Koreas just a day after both sides stepped back from the brink of war.

South Korean marines have been deployed to protect a large Christmas tree on top of a military-controlled hill along the tense land border with the North.

A South Korean church is planning to switch on Christmas lights on the tree later today, the first such display in six years.

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One comment on “Christmas tree becomes new Korean flashpoint

  1. nwlayman says:

    I’d suggest a propaganda broadcast of “How the Grinch stole Christmas” into N.Korea, but they’d take it as aggression of the highest order and start shooting.