President Moon Jae-in has renewed his pledge to bring justice to those responsible for a bloody military crackdown during the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement.
In a Facebook post today, the president said he solemnly pays tribute to those killed in Gwangju.
He noted that the country continues to feel ashamed to this day even after 38 years.
At a ceremony to mark the anniversary in Gwangju, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said the truth behind the massacre will be revealed through a special fact-finding committee to be launched in September.
The ceremony ended with the participants singing "March for the Beloved," a song that has become an anthem for social movements since the Gwangju incident.■
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