February 25, 2024

Kim Jong Un celebrates 75 years of North Korea with mass ‘militia’ parade

Leader also meets top Chinese official as the country celebrates diamond jubilee with third mass procession of 2023

North Korea kicked off mass celebrations of its 75th founding anniversary a few hours before midnight on Friday with a large-scale "militia" parade, featuring Worker-Peasant Red Guards, multiple rocket launchers and armed students passing through Kim Il Sung Square.

Kim Jong Un attended the event and brought along his daughter Kim Ju Ae but did not give a speech, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday morning.