South Korea Protester Self-Immolates at Anti-Japan 'Comfort Women' Rally

August 12, 2015 9:11 AM

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South Korea Protester Self-Immolates at Anti-Japan 'Comfort Women' Rally

SEOUL - A protester aged in his 80s set himself on fire Wednesday during a rally calling for Japan to apologize for forcing Korean women to work in military brothels during World War Two.

The self-immolation came during a weekly protest outside the Japanese Embassy and also ahead of an Aug. 15 anniversary marking 70 years since the end of Japan's colonial occupation of the Korean peninsula.

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