After the harrowing escape of one of its own soldiers, North Korea is beefing up security on its border. U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Marc Knapper, posted a picture on Twitter showing workers digging a ditch while N. Korean soldiers look on.
On Wednesday, senior diplomats from Seoul visited the Joint Security Area (JSA) between North and South Korea.
The workers were being watched very closely by the KPA guards, not just the two in the photo, but others out of shot behind the building.
In addition to the new ditch, the 35-40 North Korean soldiers guarding the JSA on the day of the escape have reportedly been replaced.
We're closely monitoring the North Korean military's movement in the JSA.
Wow! So grateful right now that he is safe and getting to enjoy freedom! Happy Thanksgiving!— Dracaris (@LSRoybal1) November 23, 2017
Hundreds of them wants to do the same thing! What a brave young man he is!! I hope he is well.— stweeter2 (@stweeter2) November 22, 2017