S Korea commemorates memorial day for "comfort women"

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Added On August 16, 2019

The ceremony was held  to mark the date when a late victim of wartime sex servitude first publicly testified about her painful memory.

The government designated Aug. 14 as a national commemorative day last year.
 
Earlier in the day, people also rallied in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, demanding that Japan issue a sincere apology and provide legal reparations for its war crimes.
 
LEE KYUNG-SEO, Citizen:
 
"The Japanese government did not acknowledge and apologize for historical issues. Furthermore, Japan tightened control over export to South Korea and removed our country from whitelist. It was Japan's preemptive attack. It is natural that South Korean people are enraged and fight against it."
 
KIM KYUNG-HEE, Citizen:
 
"I have learned that we have no future after forgetting history. I came here because I agree with it."