Pyongyang, May 18 (KCNA) — DPRK leading newspapers Thursday observe the 37th anniversary of the Kwangju Popular Uprising in south Korea.
On May 17, 1980, the Chun Doo Hwan junta declared “martial law-10” to ban all assemblies and political activities, shut down all universities and apply a strict pre-censorship system on the media. And it arrested lots of youth and students and democratic personages of various circles at night of May 17 and at dawn of the next day. The May 17 fascist rampage was a great fascist rowdyism heralding the start of new dictatorship in south Korea and another plot to seize “power”.
Rodong Sinmun in an article notes that the youth and students and citizens in Kwangju staged a popular uprising on May 18, 1980, enraged at the reckless moves of the military gangsters who challenged, with the May 17 fascist rampage, the south Korean people’s desire for democracy, under the backstage manipulation of the U.S. imperialists.
The article says:
Nearly 40 years have passed since the uprising, but the wishes of the south Korean people to live in an independent and democratic society and a reunified country have not yet come true.
It is entirely due to the U.S. which has dominated south Korea as its colony and the puppet group of traitors who has thoroughly trampled down the desire and aspiration of the people, pursuant to the U.S. policy.
After coming to power, traitor Park Geun Hye had brought the south Korean people to bottomless abyss of misfortune and sufferings and turned south Korea into a graveyard of democracy and a human slaughterhouse by reviving her father’s “yusin” dictatorial system and enforcing the fascist rule surpassing the predecessors.
History never pardons the traitors who ran amuck for the fascist dictatorial rule in collusion with foreign forces.
Minju Joson in an article says that traitor Park and her stooges are a group of fascist gangsters and a horde of hideous man-killers surpassing the “yusin” dictator, who seized power through May 16 military coup, and the military gangsters who mercilessly suppressed the Kwangju Popular Uprising with tanks and armored cars.
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