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[Korea marks 35th anniversary of May 18 Democratic Uprising in Gwangju 5 18 민주화]

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[Today marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the May 18th Democratic Uprising that took place in Korea′s southwestern city of Gwangju in 1980. To celebrate the spirit of the symbolic democracy movement around two-thousand people, including Deputy Prime Minister Choi Kyung-hwan , and both rival party leaders, Kim Moo-sung and Moon Jae-in, as well as ordinary citizens and relatives of the victims attended a memorial service in the city on Monday. More than two-hundred people were killed or went missing and thousands were wounded during a bloody crackdown by government troops to quell the uprising against the authoritarian Chun Doo-hwan regime. The Korean government designated May 18th as an official memorial day in 1997.]