October 23, 2021

Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang

The parade may mark upcoming national holidays in September and October, sources and satellite evidence suggest

Civilians have started outdoor practices in downtown Pyongyang for an upcoming parade, multiple informed sources told NK News, though questions remain as to when it will take place.

The increased activity comes after thousands of troops appeared in satellite imagery practicing for a military parade at a training base in the capital. North Korean authorities have not announced an upcoming event, but potential dates include the DPRK foundation day this Thursday, Sept. 9 and the party foundation day on Oct. 10.