Korea ‘comfort women’ put up statue at landmark rally

BBC – Tuesday, 20 December 2011 (originally published 14 Dec)
Former Korean 'comfort women' embrace statue
Many Koreans feel that Japan has not done enough to make amends to the "comfort women". Image: Reuters

 South Korean women kept as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II have held their 1,000th rally outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.

A group of the women and their supporters unveiled a statue of a girl in traditional costume there.

Demonstrators have rallied since 1992 outside the embassy to demand an apology and compensation from Japan . . .

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