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Intensified Struggle for Independence against Outside Forces Called for

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) -- Papers here Friday dedicate signed articles to the 77th anniversary of the popular uprising of youth and students and people in Kwangju against the Japanese imperialists' acts of despising the Koreans and their colonial rule over Korea. Rodong Sinmun says the Kwangju students' incident taught a precious lesson that a nation should have an outstanding leader at its head and the whole nation should firmly unite as one and wage a nationwide struggle to defend its dignity and independence.
    It goes on:
    Much water has flown since the Kwangju students' incident. The banner of independence against outside forces which has always been held aloft has served as a banner in the life and struggle of the Korean nation.
    It is more than sixty years since the U.S. occupied south Korea taking the place of the Japanese imperialists. It has since imposed only misfortune and sufferings resulting from national division upon the Korean nation, encroaching upon the national dignity and sovereignty.
    The history and reality clearly prove that the U.S. and Japanese imperialists are the sworn enemies of the whole Korean nation as they have done harm to the Koreans and sought to enslave them generation after generation.
    The soul of the participants in the Kwangju uprising calls for a dynamic struggle against outside forces and for the withdrawal of the U.S. troops.
    The youths and students and people in south Korea and all other fellow countrymen in the north and overseas should inherit the strong spirit of independence and the indomitable self-sacrificing spirit with which Kwangju students rose in the uprising 77 years ago against the outside forces' domination and national humiliation and wage a just and bold patriotic struggle to establish sovereignty of the nation. Minju Joson says that the Korean people will never forget the hideous crimes the Japanese imperialists committed by bringing unspeakable misfortune and sufferings to the Korean nation in the past but surely force Japan to pay for them.

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