Korean youth sleep out in the cold by a statue memorializing sexual slavery

Korean youth sleep out in the cold by a statue memorializing sexual slavery

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SEOUL — Each night on a street of the South Korean capital, college students slide into their sleeping bags and hunker down for the night in subzero temperatures.

They’re not homeless; they are making a statement. For more than a month, they have been sleeping rough to protest the Japanese government’s calls for the removal of a statue that memorializes thousands of Korean “comfort women” forced into prostitution by the Japanese empire.

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A student protesting by the statue.

Image: Douglas Vautour

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Banners put up to appeal to the South Korean government.

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Korean youth sleep out in the cold by a statue memorializing sexual slavery