Q.What is Wednesday Demonstration?
A.Since Haksun Kim, first testified to her past as a comfort woman, many victims have reported their sufferings. The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan held the first Wednesday Demonstration on January 8, 1992 and announced to continuously hold an hour-long protest from 12 p.m. to 13 p.m. every Wednesday. The 757th demonstration was held on April 18, 2007.http://www.hermuseum.go.kr/eng/sub01/sub0102.asp
Victims who participate in the protest demand the Japanese government 1) to admit the compulsory draft of comfort women, 2) to make a full and complete investigation into, B. the comfort women issue, 3) to give an official apology of the Japanese government to the victims, 4) to punish those responsible for the crimes, 5) to provide legal restitution to the victims and 6) to correct distorted history education in Japan. This Wednesday Demonstration serves as a forum to interact and sympathize with each other among participants as well as to publicize their activities. In addition, for students, it serves as a real learning ground in which they can meet real witnesses of the past in person and learn the living history through them.