North Korea’s mass games propaganda event ends after mysteriously short run
State media gave little attention this year to mass performances at Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium
North Korea’s giant propaganda performance known as the “mass games” ended its shortest run in years over the weekend, according to satellite imagery.
The event, this year titled “Great Guidance,” reportedly opened with Kim Jong Un in attendance on Oct. 11 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).
Its opening, bringing together over 100,000 performers and audience members, came amid North Korea’s continued efforts to fight off the COVID-19 pandemic, though the country has repeatedly claimed that there are zero domestic cases.
State-run outlet Arirang Meari previously reported
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