Tens of Thousands of North Korean’s raise fists in show of defiance to Donald Trump

Tens of thousands of North Koreans pledged allegiance to Kim Jong-un in a powerful display of solidarity after Donald Trump’s fire and fury threat.

The mass rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang saw thousands of North Koreans definitely raising their fists in the air and holding propaganda placards.

Footage from the rally shows utterly disciplined citizens standing rigidly as they are addressed before workers in white shirts march through the square brandishing flags and chanting.

The gathering took place yesterday days after the United Nations security council imposed strict sanctions and Donald Trump threatened to bring down ‘fire and fury’ on the nation.

In retaliation, General Kim Rak Gyom, who heads up North Korea’s rocket command, said his country was ‘about to take’ military action near US territory Guam.

He explained the country would land four mid-range missiles within 25 miles of the island.

The statement only served to escalate tensions further in a week that has seen a barrage of threats from both sides.

While nuclear confrontation still seems incredibly remote, the comments have sparked deep unease in the United States, Asia and beyond.

China, North Korea’s increasingly alienated ally, cautioned all sides against ’employing words or actions that could sharpen differences and escalate the situation.’

 

ADDS TRANSLATION OF SIGN – Tens of thousands of North Koreans gather for a rally at Kim Il Sung Square carrying placards and propaganda slogans as a show of support for their rejection of the United Nations’ latest round of sanctions on Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Propaganda poster at center says, “The nuclear treasured sword of justice!” (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
A general view shows a Pyongyang city mass rally held at Kim Il Sung Square on August 9, 2017, to fully support the statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) government in this photo released on August 10, 2017 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.??
A view shows a Pyongyang city mass rally held at Kim Il Sung Square on August 9, 2017, to fully support the statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) government in this photo released on August 10, 2017 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.?
A view shows a Pyongyang city mass rally held at Kim Il Sung Square on August 9, 2017, to fully support the statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) government in this photo released on August 10, 2017 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.?
People participate in a Pyongyang city mass rally held at Kim Il Sung Square on August 9, 2017, to fully support the statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) government in this photo released on August 10, 2017 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.?

 

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