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March for peace, two Koreas’ railways

Posted on : Jul.6,2021 17:31 KST Modified on : Jul.6,2021 17:31 KST

 

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Participants in the “The Long March of Peace for Reconnecting South-North Korea Railroads” walk toward Cheonwang Station in Seoul with an artwork representing the divided Korean Peninsula on Monday. (Kim Hye-yun/The Hankyoreh)

 

“The Long March of Peace for Reconnecting South-North Korea Railroads” passed Incheon and Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, on Monday, after leaving Busan Station on April 27.

 

Participants in the “The Long March of Peace for Reconnecting South-North Korea Railroads” walk toward Cheonwang Station in Seoul with an artwork representing the divided Korean Peninsula on Monday. (Kim Hye-yun/The Hankyoreh)

 

The participants came to Incheon through Daejeon and southern Gyeonggi Province. Their destination is Imjingak in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, where the railway connecting the two Koreas is discontinued. They plan to arrive there on July 27, when the Korean War Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953.

 

Marchers walk from Yeokgok Station in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, to Cheonwang Station in Seoul on Monday while holding a banner reading, “Let’s connect the railways of South and North Korea.” (Kim Hye-yun/The Hankyoreh)

 

The entire journey is 550-kilometers long (341.7 miles). Accompanying the participants is a 16-foot-long sculpturein the shape of the Korean Peninsula with trains stuck in front of the Demilitarized Zone. The sculpture was made by Lee Goo-young.

 

By Kim Hye-yun, staff photographer

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