February 01, 2023

Kim Jong Un attends civilian parade marking founding leader’s 110th birthday

Thousands gather for events in central Pyongyang while soldiers continue training nearby for a future military parade

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a large-scale civilian rally and float parade in downtown Pyongyang on Friday, according to state media, as training continued across town for a future military parade.

The Rodong Sinmun described the events as a “national meeting and Pyongyang City mass demonstration,” where top official Ri Il Hwan told a crowd of tens of thousands of people waving colorful pom-poms about the exploits of founding DPRK leader Kim Il Sung.