N.Korea Suspends Mass Games

  • By Kim Myong-song

    June 10, 2019 11:03

    North Korea has halted its notorious mass games after leader Kim Jong-un severely criticized organizers for their "wrong spirit."

    The suspension comes amid rumors that the regime cannot handle the logistics of feeding thousands of performers, many of them schoolchildren, due to international sanctions, according to Radio Free Asia.

    Some 60 percent of the performers are schoolchildren from the provinces, and they were reportedly given only 160 g of rice imported from China with a little pickled radish and cabbage to fortify themselves for the grueling synchronized performance.

    Many malnourished children came down with cold or gastroenteritis, RFA claimed.

    On June 5, Young Pioneer Tours, a Chinese travel agency specializing in North Korea, warned on Twitter that the mass games could be suspended from June 10 because of Kim's dissatisfaction with the opening-day performance.

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