August 18, 2022

Pyongyang traffic girl given mystery hero award

Traffic warden said to protect "leader" in a "death-defying...unexpected" situation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Pyongyang traffic warden has received a prestigious "DPRK Hero" award for "death-defyingly" protecting the leader in an "unexpected situation," a North Korean TV news broadcast reported yesterday.

"For doing what any traffic warden could do, the dear marshall generously let me join the party yesterday, and awarded me the title of the republic today," a visibly emotional Ri Kyong Sim told North Korean state TV after the award ceremony.