On May 18th, 2PM‘s Chansung took to his Twitter account to show his respect to the 33rd anniversary of the Gwangju Massacre.
오늘은 5.18이네요..! 민주화 운동으로서 희생된 선대의 뜻을 다시 한번 되새겨봅니다.
— 황찬성 (@2PMagreement211) May 18, 2014
Translation: “Today is May 18th..! Once again, let’s remember the sacrifices made by our ancestors who participated in the uprising.”
Chansung also tweeted about the unimaginable uprising in that past stating, “I can’t imagine what it was like during that time, but if we can learn and hold their values, then the significance of their sacrifice will not go to waste.”
Here is some brief information about the uprising and be sure to show your support of this memorable day:
“The uprising, triggered by student demonstrations led to Chun’s deployment of Special Forces unit trained for assault missions. Shocked and angered by the indiscriminate shooting of tear gas and rubber bullets, workers, shopkeepers and parents took to the streets to defend their children. In the end, 200 people were killed and hundreds wounded. The Gwangju Uprising gave birth to the national struggle for democracy in South Korea after decades of dictatorships following the Korean War. The spirit and legacy of the Gwangju Uprising resonates today with Koreans all over the world in the global movement for democracy and human rights.”- Korean Resource Center
Article by: Izzy Lopez
Edited by: Karolina
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