May 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s symbol erased from Pyongyang Station area, replaced by party logo

Experts say it’s part of a greater move to place more responsibility on the North Korean leader’s subordinates

Update at 17:10 KST on Apr. 16: This article has been updated to include additional details of the supreme commander emblem's removal from Kim Il Sung Square.

North Koreans have long revered Kim Jong Un’s official symbol — a gold star surrounded by rubies and diamonds displayed prominently across the nation.