The government held a ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the June 10th Pro-Democracy Movement of 1987 in which mass protests against South Korea's authoritarian dictatorship of the time led to direct elections and other key reforms.
The ceremony was held at the Democracy and Human Rights Memorial Hall, which is currently under construction at Seoul National University.
The site of the memorial is where a student accused of having ties with North Korea had been tortured to death by the police six months before the protests, the revelation of which further inflamed the movement.
The protests began in Seoul on June 10th, leading to a deadly crackdown by dictator Chun Doo-hwan.
In commemoration of the anniversary, President Moon Jae-in posted on social media that the June 10 spirit of democratic protest is a noble asset for the country that should be inherited by future generations.
Democracy nowadays, he said, is expanding further into the economy and deep into people's lives.