Yoon Marks Anniversary of Gwangju Democratic Uprising

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    May 18, 2022 13:15

    President Yoon Suk-yeol attended a ceremony on Wednesday commemorating the May 18, 1980 Democratic Uprising in the southwestern city of Gwangju.
    The new centrist president, who ran on the platform of the conservative People Power Party, delivered a message of unity.
    President Yoon Suk-yeol delivers an address in a ceremony marking the 42nd anniversary of the May 18 Gwangju democratic uprising in the southwestern city on Wednesday. /News1
    In a rare move for conservatives, who usually shun the commemorations, some 100 lawmakers from the PPP, members of the Cabinet and senior presidential secretaries also attended the hour-long ceremony.
    Yoon later met the families of those who died in the ensuing massacre at the hands of the military dictatorship of the time.
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