Purple flowers, unplanted, mark
the site of the
Seotal Oreum Massacre:
In 1950, after the Korean war broke out,
the Korean government issued orders
of “preventative detention”
of suspected communists and communist sympathizers.
Of the 344 people the Moseulpo Police detained,
210 were illegally massacred in two mass killings at the base of Seotal Oreum.
and the flowers
23 March 2013
Seotal Oreum, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea