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Online Funeral Ceremony Held For Late Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon

Reporter Reporter Julie Sohn ㅣ 2020-07-13 11:47

Mourners carry the mortuary tablet and portrait of late Mayor Park Won-soon during a funeral procession on July 13, 2020.
Mourners carry the mortuary tablet and portrait of late Mayor Park Won-soon during a funeral procession on July 13, 2020.
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Citizens and officials paid their last respects to late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon during an funeral ceremony held this morning at City Hall.

More than 20,000 people have visited a public altar to mourn his death while more than one million have laid virtual flowers at an online memorial.

Our Julie Sohn reports.

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An hour-long memorial service for Park was held from 8:30 a.m. and broadcast live through Seoul city's YouTube channels and TBS.

Only around 100 people were allowed to attend in person, including the late mayor's family, senior city officials and representatives from political parties and civic groups.

Acting mayor Seo Jeong-hyup delivered a eulogy, vowing to carry out the unfinished task of creating a better city in line with Park's philosophy.

Park's daughter Da-in also spoke and asked the citizens of Seoul to keep the city happy and safe as her father would have wanted.

Ahead of the service, Seoul officials carried a portrait of Park and made a final tour of City Hall, where the late mayor served for nine years.

Park's body will be cremated and buried in his hometown of Changnyeong, South Gyeongsang Province.

Park, the longest-serving Seoul mayor who was regarded as a potential presidential candidate, was found dead Friday, after being accused of sexually harassing his former secretary.

<Photo: Yonhap News>








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