Korea Marks 36th Anniversary of Democratic Uprising

  • Arirang News

    May 19, 2016 10:57

    A national ceremony to mark the 36th anniversary of the Gwangju Democratic Uprising was held at a national cemetery in the city on Wednesday.

    It was attended by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and leaders of three main political parties. At the ceremony, Hwang said the uprising was a watershed in the nation's path to democracy that paved the way for a more free and just society.

    The ceremony was attended by roughly 3,000 guests, including government officials and the families of those who died in the brutal crackdown

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