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Birthday events for North Korea's founder

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:16

April 15 - Pageantry and protests mark the birthday of North Korea's founder. Katie Sargent reports.

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Pageantry and protests to mark the 102nd anniversary of the birth of kim il sung, the founder of north korea. In north korea, it's a national holiday also known as the day of the sun. State-run television showed thousands of north korean officials and top military brass attending a massive rally on kim's birthday eve, pledging their loyal;ty to the kim dynasty. Kim's grandson and current leader of north korea kim jong un paid his respects both his grandfater and his father in a formal ceremony Upsound But in south korea, the day was marked by protests. Anti-north korea demonstrators chanted and defaced images of the kim's, and expressed their anger over the north's habit of flexing its military might. South korean leader park chan-sung saying: "north korea has fired missiles into the east sea and it is reportedly preparing a fourth nuclear test now. Our south korean people strongly condemn the north's dictatorship on the birthday of kim il sung, 'the day of sun'". Kim il sung led his country from its founding in 1948. Until 1994, when his son kim jong il, took over. Upon his death in 2011, kim jong un was declared the supreme leader.

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Birthday events for North Korea's founder

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:16