Anniversary of April Popular Uprising Observed
Pyongyang, April 19 (KCNA) -- Major newspapers of the DPRK Tuesday mark the 51st anniversary of the April Popular Uprising in south Korea.
The uprising was an eruption of the south Korean people's grudge and wrath at the U.S. imperialists and their lackeys, pent up under their colonial rule in 15 years after the liberation of the country. It was a mass anti-U.S. and anti-fascist resistance involving millions of people across south Korea.
Youth and students and people from all walks of life in south Korea waged the do-or-die resistance in face of the fascist repression and thus toppled the dictatorial regime of Syngman Rhee, a pro-American traitor.
Through the uprising they dealt a telling blow at the U.S. colonial enslavement policy and proved that any dictatorial forces can be defeated if the patriotic forces go united and wage implacable struggle, Rodong Sinmun says in a bylined article.
51 years have passed since the uprising, but the desire of the south Korean people for independence, democracy and reunification has not yet been realized, the article says, adding:
It is a prerequisite for carving out the nation's independent destiny to put an end to the U.S. domination and interference in south Korea.
The south Korean people should be mindful that the national dignity and sovereignty can be ensured only through the struggle to resolutely smash the political domination and interference and intensified economic and cultural aggression on the part of the U.S.
They should thoroughly oppose and reject the idea of worshipping and kowtowing to the U.S. and dependence on foreign forces.
They should check and frustrate the treacherous policy of the conservative ruling forces that are running amuck to escalate confrontation with fellow countrymen, backed by outside forces.
When the people from all walks of life in south Korea wage vigorous and stubborn struggle in the spirit of the April 19 uprising, their cherished desire to live in an independent, democratic and reunified, new world free from foreign forces and the treacherous forces will be certainly realized.
Minju Joson calls upon all the south Korean people to turn out in the fight to terminate the treacherous rule by the conservative group as the forerunners toppled the Syngman Rhee regime through the April 19 uprising.