March 1 marks a historic day in Korean history. After ten years of being ruled by the Japanese colonial government, Koreans throughout the nation in 1919 held mass demonstrations demanding independence. Seodaemun Prison in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, is where pro-independence Korean activists were brutally tortured and executed. The building, now a museum displaying the exhibition hall, execution room, watchtowers, and basement jail cell, is a testament to the independence fervor of Koreans standing up to Japanese oppression.
Sheena Kim Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)