Kim Jong-un attends mass rally in Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un attends mass rally in Pyongyang

STRAFP PYONGYANG - Kim Jong-un, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, attended a large-scale civilian rally and parade in central Pyongyang on Friday evening, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Saturday.

The parade was held to celebrate the Day of the Sun, a national holiday marking the 110th anniversary of the birth of late founder Kim Il-sung this year.

The report said columns of workers, peasant dancers and others marched past the square, holding the boards with different slogans.

When a column of people escorting the cars carrying the statues of late leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il entered the square, fireworks were let off and balloons were released.

STR AFP was holding a national meeting on the square to mark the anniversary.

Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju visited on Friday the Kumsan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum for Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.