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Twenty years from struggle to celebration


To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the June 1987 democracy uprising, a group of young people, top, reenact the scene, bottom right, of a young man who ran half naked in front of a large Korean national flag and yelled, “Don’t shoot tear gas” during a rally in Busan in June 1987. More than 150,000 people participated in events at Seoul Plaza and in 35 cities across the country over the weekend to mark June 10, the starting point of the resistance to the military dictatorship. [NEWSIS], [JoongAng Ilb archive]

6월 민주화 항쟁 20주년을 기념하기 위해 한 무리의 젊은 청년들이 1987년 6월 부산에서 시위도중 “최루탄을 쏘지마라”고 외치며 대형 태극기 앞으로 웃옷을 벗은 채 뛰어나오는 청년의 모습을 재현하고 있다. 군사독재에 저항하는 시발점이 된 6월10일을 기념하기 위해 전국 35개 도시와 서울시청 앞 광장에서 주말에 열린 행사들에 15만여명이 참석했다. [뉴시시], [중앙일보 자료사진]
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