and were killed in fire during the police raid in the rooftop of the Namildang building
in the Yongsan 4-district, Seoul on Jan. 20, 2009, was held on Jan. 9, 2010,
after 355days of the hard struggle against the government oppression to cover the truth.
The carrying of the coffins has started at 9am at the Soonchunhyang University Hospital
where the five martyrs’ dead bodies were preserved for 355days for the struggle,
before the farewell ceremony.
while more than 10,000 people gathered to memorize the heavy meaning of their death
and to determine their will to expose the whole truth of police murder crime of the five and
to fight against the government and corporation’s murderous redevelopment policies.
The car was in the forefront, leading the people’s procession in the car-roads,
from the Seoul Station to the Namildang building, Yongsan where the five were killed.
The procession took about 3hours. The police tried to block it almost at the end of it
but the people’s power finally overcame it.
The Five are Mr. Lee Sang-Lim (B. 1938), Mr. Yang Hoe-Sung (B. 1952), Mr. Han Dae-Sung (B. 1956),
Mr. Yoon Yong-Hun (B. 1961) and Mr. Lee Sung-Soo (B. 1959) (from right to left)
if the five while the snow began to fall down.
The snow fell down by the late evening.
followed the bereaved family members in the solemn atmosphere. The banners says,
“ Examine the Whole Truth of the Yongsan Tragedy! Punish the Responsible Personnel!
Stop the Murderous Development!”
was carried by the volunteer citizens.
and “ Stop the Murderous Development.”
While not shown in the photo, police with large blank shields were mobilized in tremendous numbers
along the streets where the procession took.
The deceased were finally buried in the Maseok Moran Park
while the bereaved family members and citizens participated.
The park is where many martyrs from the various fields of the democracy and unification movements
have traditionally been buried.
Voice of People
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