Former Sex Slaves Mark 23 Years of Protests in Seoul

      January 08, 2015 12:59

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      This week marks the 23rd anniversary of weekly protests by former sex slaves in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, which have been held every Wednesday.

      The first protest was held on Jan. 8, 1992 ahead of a visit to Korea by then Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa.

      The protest on Wednesday this week was the 1,160th, and a cake with the number 23 was displayed next to a statue of an unsmiling teenage girl honoring the women who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers during World War II.

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