South Korea to allow women activists to march from North

Seoul to allow female group to enter the country from North Korea through the country’s heavily fortified border

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

South Korea says it will allow foreign female activists to cross its heavily-fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ) on a planned march from North Korea.

The International WomenCrossDMZ group plans to march from the North Korean capital to the South on May 24 to "call for an end to the Korean War," has Reuters reported.

Crossing the the border, which - despite its name - is one of the most heavily militarised borders in the world, requires approval from both Koreas and the United Nations Command, as the two countries still remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

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