At the turn of the year 2011, the winds of democracy started blowing in North Africa and the Middle East.
The Jasmine Revolution began in a region that had always cringed in the shadow of dictatorship.
Ahead of 31 years, citizens protesting for democracy and military forces clashed in the city of Gwangju On May 18, 1980.
There are people from all over the world who remember the turbulent past of Gwangju 31 years ago.
Arirang Today will take a look back at the may 18th movement through their eyes.