September 30, 2023

North Korea demands youth loyalty through lengthy march, ‘Kid’ rocket donation

Events for children’s union see kids swear to follow Kim Jong Un and fight enemies, as regime seeks to foster obedience

North Korea has turned up efforts in recent weeks to ensure the younger generation remains obedient to leader Kim Jong Un, holding a cross-country loyalty march and a ceremony at which youth presented “Kid” rocket launchers to the military to celebrate the anniversary of the Korean Children’s Union (KCU).

According to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a ceremony to pass on the KCU’s symbolic letter vowing to “trust and follow only the respected fatherly Marshal Kim Jong Un” took place Monday at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School.