calendar>>May 8. 2023 Juche 112
Candlelight Rally and Demonstration Held in South Korea
Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) -- The 38th candlelight rally and demonstration took place in Seoul on May 6 amid the growing anger at puppet traitor Yoon Suk Yeol who brought a nuclear war crisis through his trip servile to the U.S. in puppet south Korea.

That day, the participants in the candlelight rally and demonstration turned out in streets and bitterly denounced traitor Yoon Suk Yeol's acts servile to the U.S. and Japan.

The "Candlelight Action", composed of many civic organizations, staged a demonstration before the candlelight rally.

The participants, holding leaflets reading "top-class traitor" and "pro-Japanese quisling", denounced Yoon Suk Yeol's acts servile to Japan.

Speakers at the candlelight rally said Yoon Suk Yeol exempted the Japanese imperialists from the past crimes of forcible drafting with humiliating "solution", in disregard of the opposition and strong call of the victims of forced labor draft. They stressed that Yoon Suk Yeol brings up the danger of war, Yoon should be dismissed if he continues to go to the road of war, let us bring down Yoon Suk Yeol engrossed in the pro-Japanese acts while selling the dignity and interests of the nation to Japan and they oppose to the military cooperation with the U.S. and Japan threatening the lives and security of the people and peace on the Korean peninsula.

The "peace action" and the "candlelight solidarity" held candlelight rallies in Seoul on the same day.

Prior to the rallies, the participants staged demonstrations, shouting such slogans as "Let us overthrow Yoon Suk Yeol submitting to the U.S. and Japan" and "We oppose military cooperation with Japan".

At the end of the candlelight rallies, members of the organizations of various circles marched to the place cherishing the memory of a member of the south Korea Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) who sacrificed his life in protest against Yoon Suk Yeol's sycophancy and submission and acts of putting the people's living into destitution.

The building worker of the KCTU called for turning out in the struggle to punish puppet traitor Yoon Suk Yeol and burnt himself in Seoul on May 1. He died on May 2, leaving a written will and a verbal will saying, "Please, bring down the Yoon Suk Yeol's regime".

The placard carrying his verbal will was posted at the entrance to the memorial hall.

When the worker's written will calling for overthrowing the traitor Yoon Suk Yeol was read out, the participants burst into roar of anger.

Speakers said that the death of the worker of the KCTU is a clear murder committed by the Yoon Suk Yeol "regime", adding that is the present "regime" a "regime" for the people or an enemy of the people, and it is a gangster hired by the rich of one percent.

The elder brother of the martyr asked the participants to fight to the last for the reinstatement of his brother's honor who struggled for the just rights of the workers, and members of the KCTU called for punishing Yoon Suk Yeol through strong struggle.

The secretary general of the "candlelight action" who is concurrently permanent co-representative called for uniting in the action for the resignation of Yoon Suk Yeol and for bringing down the present "regime" in an early period through solidarity and unity, true to the intention of the martyr who made candlelight and worker meet.

A vice-chairman of the construction trade union of the KCTU said that the construction trade union decided to stand in the van of Yoon Suk Yeol's resignation and its 70 000 members are to declare a strike and come to Seoul on May 16-17. He vowed to fight hard until he puts an end to Yoon.

The participants warmly responded to him, saying that the resignation of Yoon Suk Yeol is the only way to protest against the false death of the martyrs and carry forward the intention of the martyr. They shouted that we put an end to the Yoon Suk Yeol "regime" without fail, true to the intention of the martyr.

Meanwhile, the KCTU and other labor organizations said that the puppet traitor's murderous suppression of trade unions pushed workers to death, adding that they will launch a grand march for judging Yoon Suk Yeol in solidarity with civic and public organizations, declare an all-out general strike and expand the scope of the judgment struggle.

Informing the news of the candlelight rallies and demonstrations calling for the resignation of Yoon Suk Yeol held that day, the newspaper Workers' Solidarity and other media reported that the rally in memory of the construction trade union member was the one to vow to step down Yoon Suk Yeol and the workers' struggle for anti-Yoon Suk Yeol would grow stronger with the declaration of all-out war of the KCTU with Yoon Suk Yeol "regime". It is expected that the voice for the resignation of Yoon Suk Yeol will grow stronger with May 10 when Yoon Suk Yeol took office a year ago as the starting point, the media noted.

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