Women’s walk across Koreas’ DMZ denied; they cross on bus
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Women’s walk across Koreas’ DMZ denied; they cross on bus

DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates have been denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but are allowed to cross by bus.

The group of 30 women from 15 countries made a final appeal to authorities to allow them to walk across the demarcation line but were turned down. The North allowed a South Korean bus to cross the demarcation line to pick them up on the North side of the DMZ and transport them over the border to South Korea.

United Nations Command officials met the group inside the DMZ after they crossed the demarcation line, and allowed them to march again after the final checkpoint on the southern side.