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Kim Il Sung Square was packed with people. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Thousands of North Koreans come out for anti-Trump rally after ‘fire and fury’ comments

North Koreans came out in their tens of thousands in a raw display of defiance at Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” threat.

The huge rally in Kim II Sung Square in Pyongyang yesterday saw protestors raise their fists in the air while holding placards containing propaganda.

Due to the secretive nature of the country, it is not known whether residents came out willingly or were forced to by the state.

They are seen standing perfectly still while they are addressed before marching through the square, chanting and carrying flags.

The rally took place the day after President Trump threatened “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea continued with their threats and their nuclear weapons programme.

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North Korea, which is led by Kim Jong Un, threatened to attack the US territory of Guam, with plans set to be finalised in the next few weeks, according to a North Korea report.

The announcement, made in the name of a general who heads North Korea‘s rocket command, warned Pyongyang was preparing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around Guam – the tiny US Pacific territory island which hosts 7,000 military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000.

It dismissed Trump’s threats of “fire and fury” as “a load of nonsense”, and said the plan could be finalised within a week or so and would then go to leader Kim Jong-un for approval.

Yesterday morning, Trump tweeted that the American nuclear arsenal was “far stronger and more powerful than ever before”.

He added: “Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!”