[Photo] 1342nd Wednesday demonstration continues amid sweltering heat

Posted on : 2018-07-04 17:16 KST Modified on : 2019-10-19 20:29 KST

Every Wednesday, South Koreans gather in front of a statue of a young girl, a symbol of the comfort women forced into sexual slavery by imperial Japanese forces, to protest the Japanese government’s refusal to offer a proper apology and reparations to victims. On July 3, the 1342nd of such rallies, demonstrators mourned the passing of Kim Bok-deuk, a former comfort woman and one of the last surviving victims who passed away on July 1. Although temperatures climbed to 34 degrees Celsius, demonstrators braved the heat and made their voice heard.