Thousands Commemorate Death of Ex-President Roh

      May 24, 2010 11:06

      Some 15,000 people attended a ceremony at Seoul Plaza on Sunday evening marking the first anniversary of former President Roh Moo-hyun's death, according to police estimates. Mourners carried yellow balloons and candles.

      People watch the live broadcast of a commemoration ceremony for former President Roh Moo-hyun at Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Provicne, in front of Deoksu Palace in Seoul on Sunday.

      An altar was set up in front of Deoksu Palace a day earlier, and visited by an estimated 8,000 people over two days.

      The organizers estimated that 50,000 people attended the ceremony and the altar had 19,500 visitors.

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