March 21, 2023

Big red flag? Signs praising Kim Jong Un replaced by party slogan nationwide

Latest change comes as Kim’s military symbol was removed from Pyongyang streets this spring

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be sidestepping the spotlight in some official propaganda, as authorities have recently replaced a key slogan of his written on large, red flag-shaped signs nationwide with a message referencing the ruling party instead.

The broad shift comes as a symbol representing Kim Jong Un’s military leadership was also replaced this spring by the symbol of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and a party-centric slogan in permanent propaganda signs displayed in key locations in Pyongyang.