TRAFFIC GIRL AWARDED TITLE HERO OF THE REPUBLIC Saves the life of Kim Jong-Un? Or just saves a Jong-Un propaganda poster? (KCTV news 2013/5/7)
OK, The basic story here is that some unspecified incident happened, and the traffic girl provided assistance. For performing such a sacrificial duty, she was awarded the title Hero Of The Republic, the higest honor a civilian can receive in North Korea, and also was awarded 2 additional medals - all in a ceremony that was conducted in the Presidium of the Grand Peoples Assembly, with full honors and much congratulatory speechmaking.
UPDATE: Some news reports have speculated that the incident involved Kim Jong-Un, and that the traffic girl "may have saved his life."
Latest reports say it was just a propaganda poster that was saved.
"My Dear Pyongyang Traffic Lady: Each time I passed you, I admired how you labored with your perfectly-choreographed movements to ensure that that we all -- whether we be your fellow heroic socialist worker, your own Dear Leader, or an anti-socialist militarist such as myself -- could proceed unimpeded toward Kim Il Sung Square in order to gaze upon the greatness of the Juche Idea. On my penultimate day in the Workers' Paradise, I stood there on your corner for many minutes thinking that, perchance, you would return my gaze. Each time you performed your traffic pirouette in your perfectly-exact knee-length blue skirt, cocked your head, and spun in my direction; I hoped that our eyes would meet. Sadly, they never did. Alas, I shall never know your name."
- heartbroken tourist
The Hermit Website Manifesto
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:48 am by Dear Leader
So .... I was surfing around on YouTube a while ago and stumbled upon a video featuring one of the Pyongyang Traffic Girls. I watched in curiosity as she performed a graceful ballet with automobiles, which she conducted from inside her little world defined by the white painted circle in the center of a not-so-busy intersection. It was a short video clip, but oddly …