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March 13 Independence Movement

Posted February. 24, 2009 04:47,   


Around 30,000 Koreans with their national flag shout, “Hurrah for Korean independence!” in China`s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture on March 13, 1919. They attempted to enter the Japanese consulate general, but 17 of them were shot dead by Chinese soldiers. It was the beginning of the independence movement in Jiandao (known as Gando in Korean). Over the following two months, 47 independence movements appeared.