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Pyongyang Rally Held to Promote 70 Day Speed Battle

View of participants at a rally in Pyongyang on February 25, 2016 in support of the 70-Day loyalty speed battle being held in advance of the 7th Party Congress in May (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

View of participants at a rally in Pyongyang on February 25, 2016 in support of the 70-Day loyalty speed battle being held in advance of the 7th Party Congress in May (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

A rally of DPRK central leadership and Pyongyang citizens was held in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on February 26 (Thursday) where participants vowed “to thoroughly carry out the tasks set forth in the joint calls made by the Central Committee and Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] and become honorable victors in the 70-day campaign of loyalty.”

Attending the rally were Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Kim Ki Nam (WPK Secretary and Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department), Choe T’ae Bok (WPK Secretary for Science and Education and Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Chairman), Kwak Pom Gi (WPK Secretary and Director of Planning and Finance), O Su Yong (WPK Secretary for Light Industry), Ro Tu Chol (Chairman of the State Planning Commission and DPRK Vice Premier), senior officials of the WPK and DPRK Government, workers’ and social organizations, officials and functionaries of the Pyongyang WPK Committee and Pyongyang City People’s Committee and Pyongyang citizens.

Pyongyang WPK Committee Chief Secretary Kim Su Gil delivers a report at a February 26, 2016 rally in support of the 70-day speed battle of loyalty prior to the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party Korea (Photo: KCTV).

Pyongyang WPK Committee Chief Secretary Kim Su Gil delivers a report at a February 26, 2016 rally in support of the 70-day speed battle of loyalty prior to the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party Korea (Photo: KCTV).

Kim Su Gil, Chairman of the Pyongyang WPK Committee delivered a report.  According to KCNA he said that “the 70-day campaign of loyalty is a whole-party, whole-state and all-people general mobilization campaign and all-out death-defying campaign to greet the Seventh Congress of the WPK as the one of victors and glory to usher in a golden age in building a thriving nation, and also an all-out offensive campaign for hastening the final victory of revolution.”  Kim  Su Gil “referred to the fact that in the past the officials, party members and other working people in Pyongyang made great leap forward by dashing forward in the van of the country, holding high the banner of implementing the party policies” and “called upon all people to wage a dynamic struggle with redoubled courage to create world-startling miracles and innovations in the 70-day campaign of loyalty and glorify the Seventh Congress of the WPK as the one of victors and glory, united close around Marshal Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n).”

A speaker at a loyalty rally held in Kim Il-so'ng Square in Pyongyang on Feburary 26, 2016 (Photo: KCTV).

A speaker at a loyalty rally held in Kim Il-so’ng Square in Pyongyang on Feburary 26, 2016 (Photo: KCTV).

After the report speaks representing cooperative farms, workplaces and youth and students groups delivered speeches that “expressed their determination to turn out as one in the 70-day campaign and register biggest successes and most brilliant labor merits.”  After the rally there was demonstration.

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