Thursday, 5 January 2012

Communist


N. Koreans told to go gloveless at funeral.North Korean civilians were ordered not to wear hats or gloves for the
snowy funeral of leader Kim Jong-Il because his son and successor chose to
escort the hearse bare-headed, a report said Tuesday.
Daily NK, a Seoul-based
online newspaper run by defectors, said it had received information from a
Pyongyang source about the "level of stage-management" for the December 28
ceremony.
It said local officials had told residents the day before the
massive ceremony that Kim's son and heir "Comrade Kim Jong-Un will also be
escorting the General's hearse bare-handed" and hatless.
Temperatures in
Pyongyang on the day of the funeral fell as low as minus nine Celsius (15
Fahrenheit), according to South Korea's weather service.
The paper said
civilians were ordered not to wear hats, gloves or scarves even if it was
snowing. They were reportedly warned that "behind every line there will be
people watching".
Video footage of the event showed virtually no one in the
vast crowd that lined the route wearing hats or gloves, even though snow was
falling. Some were seen blowing on their hands to warm them.
Students were
ordered to keep watch on the behaviour of the crowds, the Daily NK said.
The
funeral was followed by an equally massive memorial service on December 29,
ending 13 days of official mourning for the late leader, who died on December 17
aged 69.
Jong-Un, aged in his late 20s has been proclaimed "great
successor".
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After switching from one ideology to another, they are still a communist state and is way far behind their sister country South Korea. It's lucky that the supporters were not asked to just wear one coloured military suit the whole of their life.








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