North Korea has extended its annual Arirang Show dance and gymnastics performance till the end of this month. The show features tens of thousands of young gymnasts performing synchronized acrobatics, dance routines, and flip-card masaic animations, in what is known as the world's largest gymnastics show by the Guiness Book records.
According to North Korean defectors who participated in the Arirang Show testified that the Ariang Show is used as an important ideological character to praise the North Korean regime, and that many are mistreated for months to prepare for the performance. Many participants including young children are beaten and assaulted on scene for many months. Because the preparation is so rigid and requires people to perfect their roles, people urinate on the practice scene.
North Korea reported that the performance of Arirang Show, a show that brings in foreign currency at the cost of the people's pain, would end on September 9th. So I was relieved that it would end. However, North Korea suddenly extended the show by another 18 days.
How much do the North Korean people have to suffer and pay for the lust and greed of Kim Jong-un family? Probably, the only way to end the suffering is to get put an end to the tyrant regime.