in North Korea are having pressure applied on them by the regime to
help in the development of new state projects. Since the start of the
year, citizens have been asked to collect manure and scrap metal.
source told the Daily NK on the 20th
that "The authorities started harassing us with the manure
collection project on the morning of New Year’s Day, and now they
are pushing us to collect scrap metal." Citizens have been asked
to retrieve 10kgs of scrap metal and one ton of manure.
citizens are unhappy with some complaining that "they’ll even
have to give up their rice pots." The source told the Daily NK
that citizens are unhappy with the amount of non-tax payments that
are being required from them by the regime.
requirement of collecting items is being borne by everyone; schools,
peoples' units, factories, and so forth have all been asked to
participate, according to the source. Unfortunately, this requirement
is leading to pilfering from factories and anywhere else items can be
source said that, "Cadres from factory enterprises end up going
to scrap metal merchants to try and find stuff from their factories
that disappears and ends up there, and the two sides end up fighting