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On the territory of the former prison in South Korea found the remains of more than 250 people. It is assumed that they belong to the missing during the protests of 1980, the Agency Yonhap.
We are talking about the former prison in Gwangju in the South-West of the country. In December, during construction works there found human remains: it was assumed that this burial 80. But then the techs pointed out that we are talking about more than 250 dead.
Yonhap notes that the discovery has prompted speculation about who owns the remains. It is assumed that it is the people of South Korea who were anti-government demonstrations in 1980 and missing.
In may 1980 took place the uprising in Gwangju, when people took part in mass demonstrations against the then President Chun Doo hwan to usurp power. Residents called on the government to democratic reforms, but the government brutally suppressed the uprising. According to official figures, the death toll exceeds a few hundred. The participants of the protests reported 2,000 dead.
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