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S. Korea Remembers Uprising That Started Its Democracy

Thirty-five years ago this week in South Korea, protesters in the city of Gwangju staged a violent uprising against the country’s then military government, an act credited with starting the country’s democratic revolution. At the time, demonstrators were angry after troops fired on a student demonstration, killing and beating students. They seized weapons from armories and police stations, setting up an even bigger confrontation.   Jeong Eee-haeng was caught up in the fight between...

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