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Monument related to quelling of 1980 pro-democracy uprising

General 09:51 May 17, 2019
Monument related to quelling of 1980 pro-democracy uprising
Monument related to quelling of 1980 pro-democracy uprising

A man tramples on a stone monument, allegedly related to the suppression of a 1980 pro-democracy uprising, at a park in the southwestern city of Gwangju on May 17, 2019. The Gwangju municipal government and civic groups have transported the monument, which carries Chinese characters meaning "the Vanguard of Our Advanced Fatherland and President Chun Doo-hwan," to the park from an airborne troops unit in the nearby town of Damyang. The military unit is known to have launched a major action to suppress the pro-democracy uprising by citizens in the city. Hundreds of citizens were killed in the city during their protests against the military junta of Chun Doo-hwan in May 1980. (Yonhap)
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09:51 May 17, 2019
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