Every Wednesday outside of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, many women gather to protest and demand an apology from the Japanese for using Korean women and girls as sex slaves.
Today, a very large crowd of men, women, and children of all ages gathered along with lots of police and military to listen to speeches, chant, sing, and dance. The energy in the crowd was palpable.
Fortunately, there was not a confrontation with the police and they were not dressed in riot gear. No pepper spray either.
This is just a very short clip to give a feel of some of the action. I am amazed at the consistency and perseverance of the Korean people.
At the end of the video you will see one of the few surviving victims of those atrocities. Note also the children and young adults who are participating.
First impressions: these people know how to stage direct action! I’m told that various groups have been protesting many issues and they don’t back down from the police.
Enjoy and be inspired by this event.