1985 Protest at US Cultural Center Confirmed as Pro-Democracy Action
The 1985 sit-in protest by university activists at the U.S. Cultural Center in Seoul has been lauded as an act in support of democracy.
A government committee affiliated with the Prime Minister's Office said yesterday that it has decided to label the protest as part of the democratization movement.
Thus, participants in the protest will be entitled to government compensation, in accordance with related laws.
``We've decided to make such a recognition because the incident was an expression of the popular struggle against the military dictatorship of general-turned-president Chun Doo-hwan at the time,'' said a committee member.
He said that the …
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Publication information: Article title: 1985 Protest at US Cultural Center Confirmed as Pro-Democracy Action. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Korea Times (Seoul, Korea). Publication date: February 23, 2001. Page number: Not available. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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