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Protesters holding signs about abuse of women
As a protest and a memorial statue are being launched, a painful part of Asian history is remembered in San Francisco. Decades of silence ceased on August 14, 1991, when a Korean woman, Hak-sun Kim, first spoke about her sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. Following Kim, hundreds of thousands of Asian women have shone a spotlight on this institutionalized sexual exploitation.