SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- Some 500,000 people will create a "human chain" along the 500-kilometer Demilitarized Zone bisecting South and North Korea in April to mark the first anniversary of an inter-Korean summit deal, a civic organization said Monday.
During the summit on April 27 last year at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to halt "all hostile acts" against each other, explore ways to enhance cross-border exchanges and pursue the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
"The purely civic campaign will take place April 27," an official at the DMZ Peace Chain (DPC) said during a news conference at the Press Center in Seoul.
Participants will be collected by mid-February via committees to be set up by the DPC in cities and counties across the nation, the official said.
"500,000 people is not a small number, but we'll be able to collect them as we've prepared for this event for a long time," the official said.
The event also aims to mark the centennial of the March 1 Independence Movement, a nationwide march staged in 1919 to call for Korea's liberation from the brutal Japanese colonial rule. Korea regained its independence at the end of World War II in 1945.
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