North Koreans crowded around billboards in a Pyongyang subway station Friday to read about the execution of Kim Jong Un's previously powerful uncle, The Associated Press reports.
The country's state-run news service said Thursday that Jang Song Thaek had been executed as a traitor. North Korea's main newspaper Rodong Sinmun ran a headline on its website that said: "Eternal traitor firmly punished."
A radio broadcast of the news was piped into the subway. People sat quietly and listened as the announcer listed Jang's crimes.
David Guttenfelder / AP
North Korean subway commuters gather around a public newspaper stand on the train platform in Pyongyang, North Korea on Dec. 13, 2013 to read the headlines about Jang Song Thaek.
First published December 13 2013, 5:49 AM