Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Bitter End

The military has waited patiently ever since evacuating the city on May 21. We promised the citizens' representatives not to come back in, provided certain conditions were respected. They were not respected. Coming back into the city became inevitable, because the scum of society and criminal elements organized as so-called "citizens' army". They broke the law. The army has completed its mission successfully. Citizens, come forward. Order has been restored.
Statement by Martial Law Command, 5:25 am, May 27, 1980, marking the end of the Kwangju Uprising.

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