The rioters in the South Korean city of Gwangju were crushed on May 27, 1980, after one week of fighting. Photo: Sygma

‘I saw death in his eyes’: decades later, reporter haunted by hero of bloody South Korean uprising

A brutal 1980 crackdown against anti-government protesters in Gwangju left at least 170 people dead

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The rioters in the South Korean city of Gwangju were crushed on May 27, 1980, after one week of fighting. Photo: Sygma
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