Former South Korean comfort woman Gil greets the "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women in Seoul

 
Former South Korean comfort woman Gil greets the "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women in Seoul
Former South Korean comfort woman Gil Won-og (R) greets the "Peace Monument", representing Korean comfort women, on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul December 21, 2011, before the 1,001st weekly anti-Japan protest. The monument that is covered by a cap, mufflers and blankets put on by people was installed by a civic group last Wednesday when former comfort women held the 1,000th "Wednesday Rally" demanding Japan's apology and compensation for forcing hundreds of Korean women into sex slavery for their soldiers during the Second World War. Tokyo has asked for the monument's removal, but Seoul said that it's beyond their authority, according to local media. The former comfort women have held the weekly protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul since January 1992. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)