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Mourners at Memorial Service for KAL Airliner Shooting Victims

Mourners at Memorial Service for KAL Airliner Shooting Victims

Original caption: Seoul, South Korea: A memorial service for the 269 people killed in the Korean Air Lines tragedy attended by tens of thousands of angry South Koreans, Wednesday, turned into a massive protest against the Soviet Union. The one-hour commemoration for the dead at the Municipal Stadium was attended by some 100,000 people including about 300 foreigners. It quickly became an angry protest rally when people put up hundreds of banners, placards and pickets with some reading "Soviet Mad Butchers" and "Stop Killing, Russians. Get Retribution." Wearing black ribbons and headbands emblazoned with "Crush Communism", the protesters shouted "USSR Bloodmongers" and "Soviet Murderer." About 100 relatives and friends of the foreign victims attended Wednesday's memorial service. Many people wept loudly during the memorial service, especially when Kim Soo-Jee, a daughter of a flight
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September 7, 1983
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