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Activists place more comfort women statues in HK

2017-09-06 HKT 18:21
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Protesters have put two more life-size statues of so-called "comfort women" on the streets of Hong Kong, as they demand compensation from Japan over the use of sex slaves during the second world war.

The new statutes were put on display in the busy shopping area of Causeway Bay.

A similar pair were placed near the Japanese Consulate in Central in July, prompting an official complaint by a consulate official.

The Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands had said in July that the statues near the consulate will remain there till December 13 – the anniversary of the start of the 1937 Nanjing massacre.

The action committee activists said they will be showcasing the new statues at various places across the city.

The group's committee member Au Pak-kuen said their campaign is aimed at reminding the public about the plight of wartime sex slaves.

He said the Japanese government is yet to tender a sincere apology about the use of sex slaves.