Military Drills Held in Hoiryeong
DailyNK is reporting unusually late-in-the-season military drills in the northern border city of Hoiryeong, Yankgang Province. Such events are an annual occurrence, but they usually take place in December. This year, they did not begin until the 17th of January. This year’s drill has drawn international notice because of its timing. DailyNK describes the hardships the people of Hoiryeong endure during the drills:
During the drill, civilians have to wear a camouflage net on their chests and backs when they go out of their homes. Officers are stationed in the streets to crack down on those vehicles without camouflage netting and to check whether the lights of the vehicles are covered properly.
Every road that leads to the city of Hoiryeong is being blocked to control the traffic of vehicles and people on the road.