December 03, 2021

North Korean media warns citizens against “uncivilized” acts in public places

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North Korea's ruling party daily on Monday carried an authoritative editorial warning citizens against acts unbecoming of "socialist culture and lifestyle," including "drinking debauchery" and acting in an "uncivilized" manner in public places like cinemas and theaters.

The editorial (sasol), prominently featured on the first page of Monday's Rodong Sinmun, urged North Koreans to "Hold fast and Bring Glory to Our Culture and Lifestyle" and called for an intense struggle against "immoral and exotic" ways of living.