Shirtless North Korean troopers break blocks, lay on glass earlier than Kim Jong Un in weird video
Shirtless North Korean troopers confirmed off the nation’s army would possibly in a weird sequence of workouts in entrance of the nation’s chief, Kim Jong Un, and his subordinates by breaking bricks, taking hits to the physique with objects and different feats of energy in a propaganda video.
The footage, which is simply over two minutes lengthy, was uploaded to social media by Martyn Williams, a North Korea-focused journalist. He tweeted that the train was broadcast on North Korean state TV.
The footage reveals flying kicks and the troopers breaking what seemed to be concrete tiles with their palms and ft. One soldier is seen working right into a set of tiles and utilizing his head to smash them.
One other is seen taking a number of hits with what seemed to be poles to his bare-chested body and head. Others place giant items of concrete slabs on their chest as another person slams a big hammer on it.
On the finish of the video, one man breaks a set of chains wrapped round him and proceeds to interrupt two giant glass bottles after which lay on the shards, a lot to the enjoyment of army officers.
At one level, the video cuts to Kim, 37, clapping and seeming to benefit from the present. The footage additionally reveals the remainder of the group applauding with pleasure.
North Korea has produced related propaganda movies exhibiting off the nation’s army prowess prior to now. Most involving troopers being hit with arduous objects and breaking issues with their heads and palms or having issues damaged over their heads.
The occasion comes as Kim vowed Monday to create a robust army to counter what he perceives as hostility from the USA.
“The U.S. has ceaselessly signaled it’s not hostile to our state, however there isn’t any action-based proof to make us imagine that they don’t seem to be hostile,” Kim stated Monday, in keeping with the official Korean Central Information Company. “The U.S. is constant to create tensions within the area with its mistaken judgments and actions.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.