South Koreans from all walks of life hit the Liberty Korea Party for slandering the Gwangju Uprising as a “riot”.
On Feb. 23, a nationwide rally urging withdrawal of the lawmakers from the LKP who distorted the Gwangju Uprising and enactment of “act of punishment of distortion of May 18” was held in Seoul with the participation of one thousand members from 550 civic bodies.
They denounced the lawmakers of LKP for distorting the spirit of the May 18 Gwangju Uprising, while chanting slogans “Dissolve the LKP!” and “Immediate enactment of Act of punishment of distortion of May 18”.
Absurd remarks made by Chi Man-won and lawmakers from the LKP are distortion of history denying democracy and swimming against the era, they said. The LKP is hindering the investigation into the truth of May 18 uprising and giving shelter to three people who made foolish talk about the May 18 uprising, they noted.
Meantime, mayors and provincial governors from 15 cities and provinces including Seoul mayor Park Won-soon and Gwangju mayor Lee Yong-sup denounced the lawmakers of LKP for distorting the spirit of the May 18 Gwangju Uprising and demanded the enactment of “act of punishment of distortion of May 18”.
The absurd remarks made by the lawmakers from the LKP are intolerable challenge to the south Koreans and it is unpardonable as it is violation of righteousness and truth.