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South Koreans march to protest woman's stabbing death

  • Mourners march during a rally to pay tribute to a South Korean woman who was stabbed to death near Gangham subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 21, 2016. Hundreds of South Koreans have marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman that struck a nerve in a country where many women live in fear of being attacked. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Mourners march during a rally to pay tribute to a South Korean woman who was stabbed to death near Gangham subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 21, 2016. Hundreds of South Koreans have marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman that struck a nerve in a country where many women live in fear of being attacked. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mourners pay a silent tribute to a South Korean woman who was stabbed to death during a rally near Gangham subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 21, 2016. Hundreds of South Koreans have marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman that struck a nerve in a country where many women live in fear of being attacked. The letters read "Pray for the soul of the deceased."(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Mourners pay a silent tribute to a South Korean woman who was stabbed to death during a rally near Gangham subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 21, 2016. Hundreds of South Koreans have marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman that struck a nerve in a country where many women live in fear of being attacked. The letters read "Pray for the soul of the deceased."(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman places a flower for a South Korean woman who was stabbed to death at an exit of Gangham subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 21, 2016. Hundreds of South Koreans have marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman that struck a nerve in a country where many women live in fear of being attacked. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    A woman places a flower for a South Korean woman who was stabbed to death at an exit of Gangham subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 21, 2016. Hundreds of South Koreans have marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman that struck a nerve in a country where many women live in fear of being attacked. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of South Koreans have marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman that struck a nerve in a country where many women live in fear of being attacked.

The protesters, many wearing white masks and vinyl coats, began their march Saturday at a gate of southern Seoul's Gangnam subway station, near where the victim was attacked by a male stranger early Tuesday in a building's bathroom.

It was the fourth straight day of memorial events and other gatherings.

The gate has been covered by seemingly thousands of post-it messages, the majority of them apparently from women who expressed grief and fears about potentially becoming random targets of violence. Statistics show violent crimes against women are rising in South Korea.