Mourners Gather for Roh's Last Farewell

      May 29, 2009 10:10

      The public funeral service for former President Roh Moo-hyun, who died Saturday, began at 5 a.m. Friday, when his coffin was carried out of his home at Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province.

      His ashes will temporarily be placed at Jeongtowon, a Buddhist temple in the hills behind his home at 9 p.m. after a funeral service in the front yard of Gyeongbok Palace, a brief roadside memorial at Seoul Plaza and cremation at Yeonhwajang Crematorium in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province.

      Police will restrict traffic in the Gwanghwamun area in downtown Seoul to ensure a smooth procession.

      A hearse carrying the coffin of former President Roh Moo-hyun leaves Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province for the funeral service in Seoul on Friday.
      The funeral procession for former president Roh Moo-hyun leaves Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province on Friday. /Yonhap
      People attend the funeral for former President Roh Moo-hyun at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis
      Thousands of supporters gather at a plaza in Seoul to pay homage to late former President Roh Moo-hyun during his funeral in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis
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