Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 31, 2016)
1. South Korean police give an unprecedented report about a candlelight vigil, saying, “It was an illegal demonstration, but we appreciate the nation’s cooperation.” The police also mentioned about what Jongno Police Station chief said the other day in the mass media, saying, “please show mature civil awareness in the assembly as we are aware of your concern for the nation.”
South Korean police finally came to their senses as Cheong Wa Dae or Choi Soon-sil could not comment on anything. However, why don’t police get rid of the word “illegal?”
2. A teenage girl statue of Japan’s wartime sex slavery that moves forward confidently with clenching her fists was erected in Bupyeong Park in Incheon where Japanese army stationed during Japanese colonial period. The statue which was launched in June was created by the Promotion Committee by fundraising 90 million won.
South Korea will have another statue in front of the Japanese consulate in Dong-gu in Busan. This is the general trend.