There was a mass demonstration of working people, youth and students in the capital city of Pyongyang on September 9 in celebration of the 73rd founding anniversary of the DPRK.
Prior to the mass demonstration, Ri Myong Chol, secretary of the Pyongyang Municipal Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, delivered a speech.
He said that on the occasion of the 73rd founding anniversary of the DPRK, our glorious motherland, a procession would march towards Kim Il Sung Square shining with the history of victory and glory of our state, displaying the proud feature of working people who are dynamically advancing along the socialist road of Juche.
The mass demonstration will display before the whole world the indomitable spirit of the Korean people who are struggling with redoubled efforts towards a powerful, prosperous and highly civilized socialist country while demonstrating the might of the harmonious whole and single-minded unity, the greatest strength of the DPRK, he said. He called upon all to valiantly march with the revolutionary will to bring earlier the prospering future of the DPRK, rallied closely behind the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un with a single mind.
At 10:00, the mass demonstration began, led by the ranks of people holding the flags of the Republic as the solemn playing of “Ode to General Kim Jong Un” resounded in the plaza of the Arch of Triumph.
The participants marched full of force, raising thunderous cheers in deep reverence for Kim Jong Un who is creating a new, great history for materializing the ideal and goal of building the most powerful country in the world with his unshakable faith in independence and ardent patriotism.
The demonstrators were cheered by many citizens along the routes they passed.