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Victims of May 18 Kwangju Uprising Remembered in S. Korea

Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) — Memorial services for the victims of the May 18 Kwangju Popular Uprising reportedly took place in different parts of south Korea on the lapse of 37 years after the uprising.

A candlelight-eve for honoring the memory of the martyrs of the uprising was held in Kwangju on May 17, with the attendance of more than 5 000 people including bereaved families, religionists and members of civic and social organizations.
The participants sang in chorus the song “March for Dear Ones”. Then a performance depicting the final resistance on May 27, 1980 was given.
On May 18, a commemorative meeting took place in Mangwol-dong of Kwangju with at least 10 000 people in attendance.
Similar events were also held in Seoul, Pusan, Taegu and other parts of south Korea.

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