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Marking the 40th anniversary of Gwangju Uprising

An action for strict investigation into Chun Doo-hwan is being conducted on the occasion of the Gwangju Popular Uprising.

The Changwon Branch of South Gyeongsang Provincial Headquarter of the South Side Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration stressed in a statement that it’s time to drive the US troops out of south Korea, saying the basic spirit of the May 18 uprising is the spirit of independence on May 16.

We should inherit the spirit of national independence and democracy against despotism and, at the same, chief culprits should be given deserved punishments, it noted.  

Meantime, the members of the Committee for Commemorating the May 18 Popular Uprising hardened their determination to realize democracy, human rights and ensure peace, while marching along the spot of the uprising.  


On the same day, the Promotion Committee for Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Gwangju Popular Uprising expressed their protest by honking around the Chun’s residence with 70 vehicles carrying placards including effigy of kneeled Chun.

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