Koreans Hold Candlelight Vigil to Protest Abe Government


Some 680 civic groups held a candlelight vigil over the weekend in protest of the Japanese government’s decision to take South Korea off a list of preferred trading partners and to call on Tokyo to apologize for war crimes it committed in World War II. 

Some 15,000 people took to the streets to join the candlelight vigil in sweltering heat on Saturday in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, the organizers said.

“We remember the people of Chosun who were forced into labor by Japan and unjustly exploited. Japan, a perpetrator 100 years ago, is once again committing economic invasion of Korea,” the civic groups said.

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Korea Herald