Protesters stage a rally against U.S. deployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to the Korean Peninsula, near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 13, 2017.

North Korea’s parliament convened Tuesday amid heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, with the United States and South Korea conducting their biggest-ever military exercises and the aircraft carrier heading to the area in a show of American strength.

The signs held by the protesters read: “Stop military betting on the Korean Peninsula.”

(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)