Thursday, April 25, 2019

"No bond for California veteran suspected in attack on North Korean Embassy in Spain"

LAT:

A U.S. Marine veteran from Southern California was part of a group of dissidents wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed the North Korean Embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside, federal prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint released Tuesday.

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Free Joseon, also known as the Cheollima Civil Defense group, styles itself as a government in exile dedicated to toppling the ruling Kim family dynasty in North Korea.

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As the other members of the group fled in the stolen embassy vehicles, Hong Chang hailed an Uber using the alias “Oswaldo Trump.”

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Three North Korean students went to the embassy, jumped over a fence and ran inside to free the workers who were still tied up.