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Anniversary of Kwangju Uprising Observed
Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday dedicates a signed article to the 30th anniversary of the heroic Kwangju Popular Uprising.

The uprising was a patriotic mass resistance to put an end to foreign domination and the military dictators' unpopular and fascist rule and realize the desire for independence, democracy and reunification and a heroic armed uprising unprecedented in the modern history of the East.

The uprising sustained a setback due to the brutal suppression reminiscent of a battle perpetrated by the military fascist clique at the tacit connivance of the U.S. and under its manipulation but the resistance fighters demonstrated internally and externally the spirit of independence and the mettle not to remain slaves of the colonial fascist dictatorship and dealt a heavy blow at the U.S. imperialists and their stooges military dictatorial forces' colonial fascist rule, the article says, and goes on:

Three decades have passed since the uprising but the desire of the resistance fighters to live in a reunified new country free from outsiders and fascism has not yet come true in south Korea.

The U.S. policy of military occupation and domination over south Korea is a main hurdle lying in the way of realizing independence and democracy in the south Korean society and national reunification.

The U.S. ambition for aggression to carry out its strategy for domination over Korea with south Korea as a springboard remains unchanged. The U.S. is now egging the conservative ruling forces of south Korea on to escalate confrontation with fellow countrymen and revive the fascist dictatorship while blocking the independent and democratic development of the south Korean society and throwing a stumbling block in the way of accomplishing the cause of national reunification.

In order to realize the desire of the Kwangju resistance fighters it is necessary to intensify the struggle for independence against the U.S. and for democracy against fascism in south Korea. Herein lies a sure guarantee for putting an end to the U.S. imperialists' colonial domination and achieving the democratic development of society and national reunification, the cherished desire of the Korean nation.

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