▲ Photo courtesy Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Office
The 4.3 Road was opened on Oct. 14 in Gasi village, which once completely destroyed in 1948 and slowly restored the following year.
Jeju Provincial Government held the opening ceremony of the 4.3 Road in Gasi village with local residents and bereaved family members of the 4.3 victims.
Won Hee-ryong, the Governor of Jeju Provincial Government, said, “It is difficult for anyone to imagine the pain that people in the village went through. I believe that this is our mission and responsibility to bring out the history that was buried and inform people who don’t know.“
Gasi village was relatively large in 1948 with over 360 households. However, the village was completely destroyed and the residents were killed in November 1948.
Jeju Provincial Government has opened five 4.3 Roads so far: Donggwang village, Euigwi village, Bukchon village, Geumak village and Gasi village.
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