North Koreans gathered for a rally Wednesday in a show of defiance against the United States, as tensions between the two nations continue to rise.
According to the Independent, a massive crowd of North Koreans marched through Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang. The marchers at the front all wore similar white button-up shirts with red ties. Many marchers held North Korean flags or professionally printed signs, as others pumped their first into the air and shouted in unison.
It is not clear what was written on the placards and signs; however, some banners bore pictures of North Korean soldiers wielding guns and grenades.
According to the Independent, the elite class, who wore black, also attended and applauded the parade as it passed.
The New York Post also posted footage of the gathering and the parade.
The rally came after threats and sanctions from President Donald Trump and the U.S. over North Korea’s continued advancements in its missile program.
On Tuesday, a report was released that said U.S. officials believed North Korea had developed miniaturized nuclear warheads capable of fitting on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Shortly after the report was released, Trump said that threats from North Korea would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
North Korea responded by threatening the United States with an attack on Guam should any militaristic action be taken.
On Wednesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a warning to North Korea that should the U.S. be forced to take action, it would significantly overpower the communist state.
“The DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people,” Mattis said.