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Korean Comfort Women Peace Monument Vandalized

Post Date:07/26/2019 7:38 PM

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Korean Comfort Women Peace Monument Vandalized

Glendale, CA – On July 25, 2019, the Korean Comfort Women Peace Monument located on the Glendale Central Park grounds was vandalized. An unknown substance was smeared on the monument and several flower pots around the monument were shattered. The Glendale Police Department is investigating the incident. Although the suspect is unknown at this time, the Police Department is following potential leads.

The monument was installed in July 2013 with the cooperation of the Korea-Glendale Sister City Association; the monument was paid for and is maintained by the Korean American Forum of California. “The City Council supported the installation of the Comfort Women Peace Monument as a lasting tribute to the suffering of women and girls of many nationalities during World War 2 and to promote peace between all,” said Mayor Ara Najarian. “The City of Glendale takes this incident very seriously and will take all measures to apprehend the perpetrators and hold them accountable in a court of law.” 

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4911.

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