Why North Korea won’t lay to rest the ghost of the ROK’s bloody Gwangju Uprising | NK News
June 23, 2024
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Why North Korea won’t lay to rest the ghost of the ROK’s bloody Gwangju Uprising

State media still draws parallels between 1980 massacre and current events in effort to amplify South Korean discontent

South Korea will mark the 44th anniversary of the Gwangju Uprising on Saturday, commemorating the thousands of lives lost in the military junta’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the southwestern city.

But Koreans on the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone won’t be the only ones remembering the tragedy.

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