황일봉 전 광주 남구청장 "정율성 기념사업 추진 사죄"

정율성 사업 철회 촉구 집회 참석한 황일봉 전 회장

(광주=연합뉴스) 정다움 기자 = 황일봉 5·18 부상자회 회장이자 전 광주 남구청장은 28일 “국민에게 총부리를 겨눈 전범 정율성 기념사업을 추진해 사죄드린다”고 말했다.

황 회장은 이날 오전 광주시의회에서 정율성 기념사업 반대 모임인 ‘공산주의자 정율성 공원 조성 철폐 범시민연대’와 함께 기자회견을 열어 “남구청장 재임 시절 정율성의 생애, 이력을 면밀히 파악하지 못했다”며 이같이 밝혔다.

이어 “오월 정신이란 독재 정권에 맞서 자유민주주의를 지키는 정신이지 공산주의자를 용인하는 것이 아니다”며 “과거 행적을 두고 논란이 불거진 만큼 광주시의 정율성 사업은 당위성을 잃었다”고 주장했다.

2002년 7월 1일부터 2010년 6월 30일까지 광주 남구청장을 역임한 황 회장은 남구 양림동에 있는 정율성로(路)에 흉상을 세우는 등 정율성 관련 기념사업을 추진한 바 있다.

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