On May 18, many celebrities posted on social media to remember the Gwangju uprising.
The 1980 Gwangju uprising was a significant moment in South Korea’s struggle for democracy. As of May 18, citizens of the city of Gwangju rose to a mass protest against the South Korean military dictator, in which almost a quarter of a million people took part. The uprising was brutally suppressed by the military, and while official government figures say 200 people (mostly civilians) were killed in the riots, Gwangju State citizens are closer to 2,000 and many more are still missing.
Actor on May 18 this year Jung woo sung published a picture of the 40th anniversary of the Gwangju uprising.
A fan of BTS He also published the poster on the WeVerse group social media platform and wrote: “Our Hobi [J-Hope]Hometown … Gwangju. “J-Hope replied to the post with an emoji of folded hands.
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Singer Song Ga In has an image on Instagram that reads “518 Gwangju Uprising Anniversary. We will never forget the sacrifice you made for democratization. “She added an emoji to the caption with her hands clasped.
Jun Hyosung celebrated the anniversary by writing on Instagram: “I have recently felt the precious value of a peaceful everyday life, and therefore I am even more grateful. I think this is something that I can enjoy because of the sacrifices of many people Everyone, keep tuned today and I hope you all have a good day. “She added in the hashtags:” I will not forget it. “
Singer Lee Sang Min wrote: “I remember … and I will always remember … 518.”
actor Kim Eui Sung also shared a poster in black and white.
Singer Kim Feel attended a commemoration ceremony for the Gwangju uprising on May 18 and sang Kim Kwang Seok’s “Letter of a Private”. Kim Feel said: “Although I am missing, I have put my heart into singing. It is a great honor to be able to take part in such an important event.”
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