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218 – 삼일절 (Independence Movement Day)

March 1, 2012

A few hundred people gathered at Seodaemun Prison Museum in Seoul shouting, “대한민국 만세! (‘Korea, Hurray!’)” in remembrance of the March 1, 1919 uprising for Korean independence from Japan.  This date is observed each year as a national holiday to honor the 33 individuals who stood up against the Japanese occupation, many of whom were subsequently imprisoned and tortured in Seodaemun Prison without trial. (218 – March 1)

Recorded 3/1/12, 1:38PM (local time)

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