Critics Say North Korea Used DMZ Peace March As Propaganda
Female activists marched across the DMZ and called for North and South Korea to pursue a peace treaty, but their message might have become propaganda.By Evan Thomas | May 24, 2015
Critics are questioning what really got accomplished at a peace march Sunday, where American activist Gloria Steinem and a group of female peace activists crossed the demilitarized zone at the border of North and South Korea.
The group, called Women Cross DMZ, had intended to walk across the border, but ended up taking a bus after failing to secure the necessary permissions from South Korean officials.
There was backlash in South Korea, where some critics viewed the march as a propaganda opportunity for the North. Multiple outlets report representatives of Women Cross DMZ were misquoted in North Korean media as supporting the regime there. (Video via Korean Central Television)