Korean war anniversary sparks anger

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Peace activists in Seoul have marked the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War’s end with a religious ceremony. But tensions between the two sides continue today.

Seoul blames Pyongyang for the deaths of forty-six sailors when a South Korean warship went down in March.

“There were many victims before and after the war,” says a peace activist.

“The sinking of the warship would not have happened if Korea was united.”

Other activists in Seoul denounced North Korea. They also criticised a joint declaration, made ten years ago, intended to harmonise relationships between the two countries.

The Korean war began in 1950. The United Nations, particularly America, backed the South.

China aided the North.

The fighting eventually ended in 1953.