“On March 1, 1919, a crowd gathered in Pagoda Park in downtown Seoul to hear proclaimed that “Korea is an independent state and Koreans are a self-governing people.” That statement, known as the March 1 declaration, came in direct defiance of Japanese rule, which had begun in 1910. The organizers then spanned out to lead citywide marches, waving their arms and shouting, “Mansei!” (the equivalent of “Long live Korea!”).” (NYT) #mansei