“All of us in politics are sinners”… Politicians responding to the first press conference of the bereaved family

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Relatives of the victims of the Itaewon disaster shed tears while holding a portrait of their child in their arms at a press conference held at the meeting room of the Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun) meeting in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 22nd.

Relatives of the victims of the Itaewon disaster shed tears while holding a portrait of their child in their arms at a press conference held at the meeting room of the Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun) meeting in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 22nd.
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On the 22nd, the bereaved families of the Itaewon disaster held an official press conference to clarify their positions and demands, hosted by the Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun). It has been 24 days since the disaster occurred.

The 28 bereaved families who gathered that day presented six demands to the government. ▲The President’s sincere apology ▲Strict and thorough accountability without sanctuary ▲The truth and accountability to ensure the participation of victims ▲Active support such as guaranteeing communication and humanitarian measures for victims of the disaster ▲Active measures for complete memory and commemoration of the victims ▲ It is an expression of position and preparation of specific countermeasures to prevent secondary harm. (Related article: “I lost my son to the incompetent government… but I won’t be an incompetent mother” http://omn.kr/21plt)

Politicians also responded to the voices of the bereaved families. Lee Jung-mi, the representative of the Justice Party, said in a speech at the emergency delegation meeting that day, “Today, the families of the bereaved families of the October 29 Itaewon disaster announced a statement containing six demands for the government.” is,” he said.

On this day, Nam-hoon Lee’s mother, Mr. A, said, “If you feel the pain of the bereaved family with a little sincerity, please be honest. A proper investigation, a proper apology, and an apology to our children. Please apologize,” he said, demanding an apology from the president and the resignation and punishment of those in charge.

 

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Justice Party representative Lee Jung-mi attends a meeting of the Commerce Executive Committee held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 21st.

Justice Party representative Lee Jung-mi attends a meeting of the Commerce Executive Committee held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 21st.
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Representative Lee Jeong-mi said, “President Seok-yeol Yoon, answer this appeal immediately. Let’s not commit a bigger crime any longer.” We hope that you will take immediate action on what you have done.”

He emphasized, “Especially, we must immediately respond to the request to provide a space so that the bereaved family can gather in one place and discuss the future situation.”

Representative Lee said, “Now even the bereaved families have come forward,” and added, “As a member of the political world, it is regrettable and apologetic that the reality that the bereaved families have no choice but to come forward directly in the face of the President and the government, which have been consistent in evading responsibility, passing on, and cutting tails.” said.

In addition, CEO Lee took to heart the words of the bereaved families that “the responsibility for the 10.29 Itaewon disaster does not lie with the people who visited Itaewon, but with the government, local governments, and the police.” We will do everything in our power to punish them.”

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Democratic Party floor spokesperson Oh Yeong-hwan also said in a written briefing, “I want to ask the state. For the life and safety of the people, we must answer where the state was, what the state did, and what it did.” quoted “(The Itaewon disaster) The bereaved families are asking the incompetent state the truth of the day, a proper investigation, a censure of those responsible, and even an official apology from the president,” he said.

“The bereaved families are asking why no one is responsible for the Itaewon disaster, and whether the government and the ruling party are willing to reveal the truth of the disaster,” he said. The bereaved family is asking if they will cover the lies and evasion of responsibility.”

He pointed out, “Now it is the turn of the government and the ruling party to respond to the cries of the bereaved families.”

Spokesman Oh said, “The government and the ruling party should not waste any more time and actively seek to find out the truth about the 10.29 disaster and punish those responsible with a responsible attitude.” Cooperation in the investigation,” he said, pressuring the government and the ruling party.

On the other hand, the Democratic Party agreed to conduct a government investigation after the budget bill was processed as proposed by Ho-young Joo, the floor leader of People’s Power, but emphasized that the adoption of the government investigation plan should be done on the 24th as scheduled. Floor leader Park Hong-geun said in front of reporters after the general meeting of lawmakers that day, “Tomorrow (state investigation) special committee plenary meeting must be held and an investigation plan draft must be prepared. ) must submit the list.”

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