South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the pro-democracy Gwangju Uprising. Photo: Reuters

After Gwangju Uprising, South Korea embraced democracy to honour ‘call of the dead’, President Moon says

  • Demonstrators opposed to military dictator Chun Doo-hwan confronted his martial law troops 40 years ago, resulting in at least 160 deaths
  • Moon has regularly highlighted Gwangju and on Monday reiterated his call for it to be included in the country’s constitution
Topic |   South Korea
South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the pro-democracy Gwangju Uprising. Photo: Reuters
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