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The forgotten women of Gwangju

HONG KONG (UCAN): As the #MeToo movement sweeps the globe, some South Koreans have been inspired to expose the mistreatment of women and girls who, nearly four decades ago, demonstrated against military regime of strongman, Chun Doo-hwan, in the southern city of Gwangju.
In what was to become known as the Gwangju Incident of May 1980, students and citizens protested against ongoing military rule. The government sent in troops who opened fire. The death toll has been estimated at more than 600 during 10-days of clashes.

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