North Korea Scared Everyone About A "Big Event" That Was Just The Opening Of A Street

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Apr 13, 2017 10:45 AM
North Korea Scared Everyone About A "Big Event" That Was Just The Opening Of A Street

On Wednesday, tensions were high as reports out of North Korea suggested that there was a "big event" about to happen. Foreign journalists in the country were warned, and rumors swirled that Pyongyang had been evacuated.

As it turned out, rumors of a mass evacuation turned out to be false. And the "big event" that had everyone so nervous?

...It was a street opening in Pyongyang.

PYONGYANG: After much secrecy over a “big and important event” which foreign journalists were invited to cover, North Korea on Thursday (Apr 13) opened a new skyscraper-lined street in the capital, Pyongyang.

The event was presided by leader Kim Jong Un and witnessed by thousands, including around 200 foreign journalists who were invited by the regime.

The mood in the city was described as "calm."

While it's certainly a nice street, it probably wasn't worth stoking fears of nuclear war.