In Yo-han, Chairman of the People Power Party’s Innovation Committee, attended the ‘Citizens’ Memorial Rally for the 1st Anniversary of the October 29 Itaewon Disaster’ held at Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall on the 29th and heard a strong protest against abusive language.
Chairman In appeared at Seoul Plaza along with Innovation Committee members Kim Kyung-jin, Park So-yeon, and Lee So-hee at around 4:40 pm on this day. He attended the memorial service as an individual, wore a black suit, waited in line with the general public, and laid a wreath.
Chairman In later entered the event venue and exchanged greetings with Hong Ik-pyo, floor leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, and then took a seat. People Power Party personnel included Policy Committee Chairman Yoo Yu-dong, Secretary General Lee Man-hee, Supreme Council Member Kim Byeong-min, Rep. Kwon Young-se, former Rep. Yoo Seung-min, former Rep. Lee Jun-seok, Rep. Heo Eun-ah, and Jeonnam Suncheongap Party Council Chairman Cheon Har-ram.
Chairman In silently listened as opposition party figures, including Lee Jae-myeong, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea and Justice Party leader Lee Jeong-mi, delivered eulogies criticizing President Yoon Seok-yeol’s absence and calling for the punishment of those responsible and the enactment of a special law on the Itaewon disaster. A flag calling for the impeachment of President Yoon Seok-yeol was also hung at the event venue.
Chairman In left the table with Policy Committee Chairman Yoo Yu-dong and Innovation Committee members at around 6:25 p.m. However, harsh shouts and swear words poured out toward him as he left the event venue, such as “Apologize,” “Get out of the National Power Party,” and “You’re not even Korean, so what are you doing here?”
Some attendees followed Chairman In and pushed him with굿모닝토토 their hands and swore at him for five minutes as he left the venue and boarded his vehicle. As Chairman In was leaving, a man pushed his shoulder with his hand and he stumbled for a moment. One attendee threw an empty cigarette pack at Chairman In. Chairman In moved with a stern expression without saying a word.
Chairman In was originally scheduled to answer questions from reporters accompanying him when he left the memorial service, but while the police were controlling the scene, he greeted Innovation Committee member Lee So-hee and then got into his car and left the scene.
Before Chairman In arrived, wreaths of condolences sent by Representative Kim Ki-hyun and Floor Leader Yoon Jae-ok were damaged at the incense burner. One family of the victims of the Itaewon disaster even removed CEO Kim’s name from a wreath of condolences and even stomped on his foot.
Meanwhile, former CEO Lee Jun-seok posted on Facebook that day that he had visited the incense burner at Seoul Plaza and said, “The bereaved family’s reprimand asking why they came now after recognizing an insignificant person like me is probably an expression of desperation, and they hope that people who can actually solve the problem and take responsibility will come. “It would be another expression of waiting,” he said.