Hyesan·Samjiyeon blockade, lifted in 18 days… Are North Koreans aware of their complaints?

North Korean Army
Soldiers captured in the outskirts of Hyesan, Yanggang Province, North Korea. Unrelated to the knight. /Photo = Daily NK material photo

It is reported that the North Korean authorities lifted the’blockade’ issued in Hyesan and Samjiyeon in Yanggang Province within 18 days.

A source from Yanggang Province told Daily NK on the 15th, “The 30-day blockade that was imposed on Hyesan and Samjiyeon on the 29th of last month was lifted at 0 o’clock on the 15th (today),” and “the residents are now returning to their normal routine.”

Earlier, the North Korean authorities issued a containment order in the name of preventing the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) after a smuggling incident broke out in the area at the end of last year. (▶ Shortcut to related article: Unprecedented ’30-day confinement measures’…North Korean authorities issue a re-blockade order for Hyesan and Samjiyeon)

As a result, residents could not take a step outside the house. In addition, not only was the company banned from going to work, but the market was also closed.

Therefore, it is said that “the residents who were solving meals by earning a day suffered inexplicable pain at the end of the blockade.” In particular, in Yeonbong-dong, Hyesan-si, a source explained that “a situation in which 20 generations of residents fell out of hunger after 10 days of blockade occurred.”

There were many cases of refusing to comply with the actions of the authorities. It is said that there were more than 30 residents in Wiyeon-dong alone who were cracked down while wandering here and there to buy food despite the pretense of ‘unconditional training for a month when they come out of the house.’

There were also more residents who complained openly. During this period, the authorities said that it was the party’s consideration and sold 5,000 won per kilogram of rice, and the residents raised their voices, asking, “Is the government doing business for the people?” and “Is there any nonsense?”

Therefore, it is pointed out whether the intention was to dispel such complaints from residents on the removal of the blockade (18th) earlier than previously announced (30th).

There are also observations that it should be noted that Kim Jong-il’s birthday, one of the biggest holidays, was held one day ahead. It is intended to emphasize the so-called’Mr. Marshal (Chairman Kim Jong-un’s) love for the people’.

Meanwhile, it is said that Jaseong and Manpo cities in Jagang Province, which were blocked off at the same time (February 3), did not fall under the cancellation order.

Jagangdo Jaseong, Manpodo blocked from the 3rd… Because of the defection and smuggling incident?


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