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May 18th Democratization Movement 40th Anniversary Ceremony to be conducted at May 18th Stadium

5.18 40주년 기념식, 5.18 광장서 열리나

May 18th Democratization Movement 40th Anniversary Ceremony to be conducted at May 18th Stadium

 

There is a higher possibility that the 40th anniversary of ceremonial event of May 18th Democratization Movement will be held in front of the old Jeonnam Provincial Office.

 

According to the May 18th People's Uprising Ceremonial Event Committee on Mar. 5th, the national standing committee members of the event made an agreement as such. The committee members are 10 representatives of civil societies which agreed to hold the event at the old provincial office.

 

Some of the relevant officials of May 18th opposed it, saying "there may be disruptions to the events conducted on the eve at the same place". However, it is reported that most of the members agreed that "the special meaning should be celebrated for the 40th anniversary".

 

The committee delivered such position to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs or the MPVA which will host the ceremonial event.

 

The MPVA said that "greeting the 40th anniversary of May 18th, the ceremonial event is being considered to be held at a historical and meaningful location". They continued with "there are considerations of location taking into account opinions from the region".

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