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Na Sok-Chu (1892-1926) Statue

Statue of Patriot Na Sok-Chu

 

Na Sok-Chu (1892-1926) is belovved by the people of Korea for his heroic struggle to regain the sovereignty and economic independence of Korea, forcibly taken by the Japanese colonialists.

 

On December 28, 1926, Na Sok-Chu, throwing grenades and firing a pistol, staged a single-handed attack on the offices of the Oriental Development Company, a notorious Japanese agency instrumental in the economic aggression against Korea. Afterwards, he took his own life. With his dying breath, he called out: "I have fought for the freedom of my country. My plea to all of our twenty million brethren is to fight on!"

 

His courageous actions not only awakened Korean national pride, but also exposed the Japanese exploitation of Korea to the world. In commemoration of his heroism in the fight for Korean independence, this statue of patriot Na Sok-Chu has been erected at the site of his brave actions.

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Taken on October 15, 2005