South Koreans take to the streets to pay respects to 'comfort women' activist Kim Bok-dong

Kim Bok-dong seen in 2016. The longtime activist for so-called "comfort women" died last month.

Seoul (CNN)Kim Bok-dong was brought to the Japanese Embassy in Seoul one last time Friday.

Her casket was driven slowly through the South Korean capital in a funeral procession attended by hundreds of mourners. Supporters braved sub-zero temperatures to say farewell to one of the country's best known "comfort women." A wartime euphemism for women and girls, like Kim, who were forced into providing sexual services for Japanese soldiers before and during World War II.
Many mourners held banners reading "Our hero Kim Bok-dong" and chanted anti-Japan slogans.
    On Friday, an emotional ceremony was held in the street next to the bronze statue of a Korean girl that sits watch in front of the Japanese Embassy, a symbol of up to 200,000 women from South Korea and other Asian countries experts say were forced into Japanese wartime brothels.
    A beloved leader of the "comfort women" protest movement, Kim's supporters say she died as she lived, her final words a statement of rage against Japan, calling for the fight for justice to go on.
    While Japan claims the issue is resolved by previous agreements and apologies, South Korean activists say not enough has been done -- they demand a more formal apology and reparations from Tokyo.
    "Kim taught us lessons about what peace is, what human rights are and what it is to hug the weak and the injured," said Yoon Mi-hyang, president of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.