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▲ Studying hanja can help those who want to pass TOPIK Level 6. 23 ▲ Citizens showing support for Lee Han-yeol’s sacrifice for democracy in downtown Gwangju. (Photo by Bitgaram News, 빛가람뉴스) wangju mourned the death of a rather quiet but determined champion for democracy early last month: Bae Eun-sim; she Gwas 82. Attending the funeral wake at the Chosun University www.gwangjunewsgic.com Hospital funeral facility were President Moon Jae-in and other prominent political figures. Bae was pushed into the spotlight of the democratization movement in 1987 when her son, Lee Han-yeol, a student activist, died from being hit with a teargas canister fired by riot police during a June rally on the Yonsei University campus. Lee’s death sparked the June Democratic Struggle against the strong-armed rule of Chun Doo-hwan, who had come to power through a 1979 military coup and was the man behind the ruthlessness of the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. F ebruar y 20 2 2 202202.indd 23202202.indd 23 2022-01-24  1:25:232022-01-24  1:25:23

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