Arirang News Reporter vlogs 20th Presidential Inauguration CeremonyNews

“It’s May 9, 11:10 p.m. here in Seoul.
A few days ago, I received an invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony of the 20th President of South Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol.
I can’t believe I was selected.
Because the committee only invited 20,000 Korean civilians.”

Any South Korean citizen who wished to attend could apply online from April 8 to 14.
There was a 66% chance that people would be selected.

The envelope I received in the mail included a letter with some things I need to be aware of as well as a map explaining how to get to the National Assembly.
He also understood which door to enter.

“I arrived here a little early. But I don’t think I’m the only one who decided to use public transport to come here.
There are already a lot of people who seem to be going to the inauguration ceremony with me.”

Before heading inside the plaza, where the event was to take place, I spoke to a few other people who had been invited.

“I was invited to President Yoon’s inauguration ceremony. Like everyone else, I have high hopes for the new government. Under the new administration, I hope the lives of every disabled person, especially of those who work in the arts like me, will be easier.”

“Where do you come from?”

“I’m from Ulsan.”

“Did you come all the way from Ulsan?”

“I was supposed to take the train at 6:40 this morning.

I really hope that this new president can bring about changes.”

Unfortunately, I missed the opening ceremony because the security guards closed the gates just before and after President Yoon arrived.

“We have all been waiting for more than an hour and a half to enter the National Assembly.
The line is finally moving forward.
The ceremony began at 11 a.m. sharp.
There are a lot of people coming in.
There is still a long line behind me, and we walk to the sound of the national anthem in the background.
I finally succeeded.
I’m going to see the 20th president of South Korea.”

As soon as I entered, the security guards checked my ticket and my belongings.
I had arrived just in time to hear the President deliver his first speech.
The inauguration ceremony ended with President Yoon shaking hands and greeting the civilians who attended the event.

“I am one of many Koreans waiting to see the president himself.
He’ll be coming down from there soon.”

“President Yoon Suk-yeol is on his way to greet the Korean people.

Please give him a big round of applause.”

“Here it is
That’s the president.”

“How are you?”

I am fulfilled and full of hope.

It is my greatest pleasure.”

“President Yoon has now left for Yongsan-gu district, where the new presidential office is located, and the new administration will get to work.
His inauguration ceremony brought together Koreans from all over the country, including myself.
It’s definitely a day I won’t forget.”
Shin Ye-eun, Arirang News.”