SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Gallery We.AN, an art gallery in Mapo District, Seoul, was packed with South Korean and Hong Kong visitors on Sunday afternoon.
They came to visit the gallery’s photo exhibition, titled ‘Stand with Hong Kong,’ introducing various photos of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.
The exhibition was hosted by Freedom Hong Kong’s South Korean branch, a civic group comprised mostly of students from Hong Kong.
Photos of Hong Kong police violently suppressing the protesters, and Hong Kong citizens engaging in peaceful rallies were exhibited at the gallery.
There were also helmets, safety goggles, oxygen masks and other equipment used at the protest.
A large sheet of paper, to be sent to the protesters in Hong Kong, was filled with messages of support from visitors.
“We believe that the Hong Kong protests are similar to the May 18 Democratization Movement in Gwangju, South Korea,” said one visitor.
“A government that turns a blind eye to the safety of the citizens cannot be justified in any way.”
H. M. Kang (email@example.com)