• Short Summary

    The uprising by 200 middle school students in 1929, against the Japanese occupation forces, was commemorated on November 3 -- 29 years later -- by a joint Ministry of Education and National Students Defense Corps rally in Seoul Stadium.

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    The uprising by 200 middle school students in 1929, against the Japanese occupation forces, was commemorated on November 3 -- 29 years later -- by a joint Ministry of Education and National Students Defense Corps rally in Seoul Stadium.

    Representatives from every school and college in South Korea attended the rally.

    A message from President Sygnman Rhee, read in the Stadium by the Education Minister, Chai Yu Choi, asked the students to help solidify the Republic's foundation. He advised the students to always possess great ideals, work hard to learn and be resolute in carrying out what they aimed at.

    The Education Minister personally pinned "good conduct" medals on 39 of the 20,000 students in the stadium for their work in promoting other people's happiness. Several were given for gallantry and one, to dong Soo Kim, who led the National Police to a North Korean Communist spy.

    After the Stadium ceremonies, students staged massive parades along Seoul's downtown streets.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3MTMEO44Z2MGTJR3HB4UG44CX
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MTMEO44Z2MGTJR3HB4UG44CX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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