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On June 10 night, the 21st anniversary of 1987 democracy uprising in Seoul, hundreds of thousands of protesters holding candle lights packed the thoroughfare in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, to urge the government to renegotiate the deal to import U.S. beef. Rally organizers estimate 700,000 citizens joined the protest, while the police put the umber at around 80,000. The rally is called the biggest street demonstration since the 1987 uprising. By Park Jong-keun

6.10항쟁 21주년인 6월10일 밤 수십만 명의 촛불시위 참가자들이 미국산 쇠고기 수입 재협상을 요구하며 서울 도심 광화문 일대의 도로를 가득 메웠다. 시위 주최측은 시민 70만 명이 이날 촛불시위에 참석했다고 추산하는 반면 경찰은 8만여 명으로 추산했다. 이날 시위는 1987년 민주항쟁 이후 최대규모로 불린다. 박종근 기자
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