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Steven Borowiec
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Spending Candlelight Protest Anniversary in the Slammer

One year after the start of a historic protest movement that ended with the ouster of a president, central Seoul is set to be filled with candle-holding citizens again this Saturday. Last year’s nationwide demonstrations were  sparked by allegations of influence peddling involving then-President Park Geun-hye, her confidante

Haeryun Kang
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Where Are All the Women in South Korea's Democracy Protests?

Moon Young-me was one of the five million South Koreans estimated to have come out onto the streets in June 1987. She was bare-faced, wearing no makeup or fancy clothing. That was the norm for the student protest culture at the time. She was a 21-year-old history major, a transfer