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Gwangju to hold Student Independent Movement Commemoration.

학생독립운동 기념행사 3일 광주서 개최…3천여명 참석


The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs announced today that the 90th Student Independence Movement Commemoration, will be held on November 3rd.

The commemoration was hosted by the Gwangju Office of Education in the past. However, starting from 2018, it was held by the Korean government as they admitted the movement as one of The 3 Independence Movements including the March 1st Movement, and June 10th Manse (만세) Movement.

The event, is expected to draw some 3,000 people including students, citizens and bereaved families. Among them, some 300 representative students of cities and provinces and about 20 foreign students will join as well.

The November movement occurred in 1929 when some 54,000 students from about 300 schools nationwide participated in a demonstration against the Japanese government.

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