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Remembering May 18th Democracy Movement

Remembering May 18th Democracy Movement

1980년 5월, 광주를 기억하다

The melody of the pro-democracy anthem "March for the Beloved" reverberated at the May 18th National Cemetery in Gwangju last Friday.

The melody of the pro-democracy anthem "March for the Beloved" reverberated at the May 18th National Cemetery in Gwangju last Friday.

지난 18일, 광주광역시 5.18 민주묘역에서 민주화 운동의 상징곡인 ‘임을 위한 행진곡’이 울려 퍼졌다.

The ceremony for the 38th anniversary of the May 18th Democracy Movement was held with over 5,000 people in attendance.

The ceremony for the 38th anniversary of the May 18th Democracy Movement was held with over 5,000 people in attendance.

5천 여 명의 참석자들이 모인 가운데 38주년 5.18 민주화운동 기념식이 열린 것!

The pro-democracy uprising against the authoritarian military regime took place on May 18, 1980.

The pro-democracy uprising against the authoritarian military regime took place on May 18, 1980.

5.18 민주화운동은 군부독재에 맞서 1980년 5월 18일부터 열흘간 광주광역시에서 벌어졌던 민주항쟁-

In the ensuing government crackdown, more than 4,000 people were killed, injured or went missing.

In the ensuing government crackdown, more than 4,000 people were killed, injured or went missing.

계엄군의 무차별 폭력진압에 의해 4천명 이상이 다치거나 목숨을 잃었고, 행방불명됐다.

Thirty-eight years later, the spirit of Gwangju was rekindled during the ceremony.

Thirty-eight years later, the spirit of Gwangju was rekindled during the ceremony.

그 후 38년이 지난 2018년, 5.18 기념식에서 1980년 5월 광주는 되살아났다.

A female protester who called on Gwangju citizens to take to the streets in 1980 reenacted her speech.

A female protester who called on Gwangju citizens to take to the streets in 1980 reenacted her speech.

가두방송을 하며 시민 참여를 독려했던 여성이 실제 무대에 올라 당시 상황을 재현했고,

The story of a seven-year-old boy who went missing during the protests was shared with participants.

The story of a seven-year-old boy who went missing during the protests was shared with participants.

행방불명된 7살 아들을 찾아 헤매는 아버지의 애타는 이야기도 공연으로 그려졌다.

The atrocities of Gwangju were exposed to the world by foreigners including the late German journalist Jürgen Hinzpeter.

The atrocities of Gwangju were exposed to the world by foreigners including the late German journalist Jürgen Hinzpeter.

이처럼 참혹했던 상황은 독일출신의 고 힌츠펜터 기자 등 일부 외국인들의 노력으로 세계에 알려졌는데...

Their wives' presence at the ceremony added more meaning to the event.

Their wives' presence at the ceremony added more meaning to the event.

이날 기념식에 5·18의 진실을 알리기 위해 노력했던 외국인들의 부인들이 참석해 그 의미를 더했다.

But there are still unanswered questions about what happened in Gwangju, such as who first gave the order to open fire on civilians.

But there are still unanswered questions about what happened in Gwangju, such as who first gave the order to open fire on civilians.

한국 민주주의의 상징인 5.18 민주화 운동! 그러나, 아직 밝혀지지 못한 수많은 의혹들이 남아있다.

“We will not allow the victims to have died in vain” In his speech, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon vowed that the government will work hard to find the truth.

“We will not allow the victims to have died in vain” In his speech, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon vowed that the government will work hard to find the truth.

“광주의 희생이 헛되지 않도록 하겠다” 이낙연 총리는 기념사를 통해 발포명령자 등 진상규명에 대한 정부의 의지를 다시 한 번 전했는데...

Only the truth will bring a sense of closure to bereaved family members of the victims.

Only the truth will bring a sense of closure to bereaved family members of the victims.

실체적 진실이 드러날 때까지 5.18 민주화운동은 여전히 현재진행형이다.

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Remembering May 18th Democracy Movement
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The melody of the pro-democracy anthem "March for the Beloved" reverberated at the May 18th National Cemetery in Gwangju last Friday.
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The ceremony for the 38th anniversary of the May 18th Democracy Movement was held with over 5,000 people in attendance.
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The pro-democracy uprising against the authoritarian military regime took place on May 18, 1980.
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In the ensuing government crackdown, more than 4,000 people were killed, injured or went missing.
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Thirty-eight years later, the spirit of Gwangju was rekindled during the ceremony.
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A female protester who called on Gwangju citizens to take to the streets in 1980 reenacted her speech.
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The story of a seven-year-old boy who went missing during the protests was shared with participants.
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The atrocities of Gwangju were exposed to the world by foreigners including the late German journalist Jürgen Hinzpeter.
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Their wives' presence at the ceremony added more meaning to the event.
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But there are still unanswered questions about what happened in Gwangju, such as who first gave the order to open fire on civilians.
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“We will not allow the victims to have died in vain” In his speech, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon vowed that the government will work hard to find the truth.
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Only the truth will bring a sense of closure to bereaved family members of the victims.
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