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Rally and Grand March for Peace Held in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA) — Youths and students’ rally for peace against war and a grand march for peace were reportedly held at Maroni Park on University Street in Seoul on July 23 under the sponsorship of the youth and student headquarters of the south side’s preparatory committee for joint functions of Koreans in the south and the north and overseas to implement the June 15 joint declaration.

Kim Ik Sok, permanent representative of the youth and student headquarters, and Sin Kon Su, vice-chairman of the south Korean Council of Youth Organizations, in their speeches at the rally said that the youth and students have the heavy duty of taking responsibility of the destiny of the nation.

The speakers called upon them to take the lead in the campaign for peace against war and the struggle for the independent and peaceful reunification to check a war on the Korean Peninsula and defend the life of the nation.

A resolution adopted at the rally clarified that the youth and students in the south and the north and overseas declared the days from June 13 to November 17 as the “period of joint struggle of the youth and students in the south and the north and overseas for peace against war” and agreed to hold July 27 joint rally for peace against war as the first work in the period. The resolution stressed that the youth and students in this land would thoroughly implement the June 15 joint declaration to this end.

At the end of the rally, the participants staged the grand march for peace up to Kwanghwamun.

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