North Korea celebrates 73rd anniversary with night parade in hazmat suits
15:57, 09 September 2021
North Korea has celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its foundation with a night-time parade in the presence of the supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
The celebration started at midnight as the country’s main security force of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards started marching at the Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang.
During the celebration people marched in hazmat suits, apparently to illustrate North Korea’s efforts in dealing with COVID-19.
North Korea celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its foundation with a night time military parade, state media reported, publishing photographs of marching rows of personnel in orange hazmat suits but no ballistic missiles pic.twitter.com/pH7SafVGSI
"The columns of emergency epidemic prevention and the Ministry of Public Health were full of patriotic enthusiasm to display the advantages of the socialist system all over the world, while firmly protecting the security of the country and its people from the worldwide pandemic," Korean Central News Agency said.
The Asian country until now has not confirmed any COVID-19 cases and the people at the parade didn’t wear protective facemasks.
In his presidential campaign, US President Joe Biden said that he will search for a diplomatic solution, however, until now North Korea remains under sanctions.
The North Korean leader may not showcase the country’s new weapons in order to use them as leverage in future talks with the American President.