The backlash to Jeong's suggestion was swift. Comments in response to his suggestion include:
"If we remove their portraits, whose portraits will we replace them with?"
"If we removed Syngman Rhee or Park Chung Hee, can we still be conservative?"
**It's important to note that in SKorean politics, political parties often change their names, and new ones are often formed and merged.
It's important to point out that this internal fight is ongoing under the backdrop of the UFP trying to reform its image.
In recent weeks, the UFP has overtaken the ruling party in discussing issues such as universal basic income, expanding employment insurance, daycare service, and education.
The May 18 Movement aka the Gwangju Uprising was a popular uprising that began in the city of Gwangju in 1980.
To date, many conservatives believe that the Gwangju Uprising was a communist-inspired rebellion backed by NKorea.
This could redefine what it means to be conservative in Korea.