Tuesday, April 19, 2016

[History] The April 19 Revolution

The 56th Anniversary of April 19 Revolution

Today is a very meaningful day for Korea as a democratic country. On April 19th, 1960 April Revolution or April 19 Movement (4.19혁명) occurred. The movement was Korea's first-ever democratic uprising against the government. South Korea’s founding president Syngman Rhee is toppled in a nationwide pro-democracy student uprising protesting election fraud. Around 180 people died and thousands were injured in this revolution and Syngman Rhee stepped down a week later.

We sincerely pay respect to victims of pro-democracy uprising today.  

■ Photos: 4.19 Revolution Official Website
■ See more:  April Revolution

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