In August 1910, Japan annexed Korea.
During the first World War, Japan intensified its national oppression and economic plunder against North Korea.
People at all levels in the DPRK have been carrying out various forms of patriotic struggle against Japan.
On January 22, 1919, the news that Korean King Lee hee, who was deposed by Japan and imprisoned for a long time, was poisoned to death in Deshou palace angered the people of all classes in North Korea and became the fuse of the Anti Japanese patriotic movement.
Li Xi, formerly known as Zai Huang, with the word Mingfu, was renamed Li Xi after he ascended the throne.
Li Xi is the son of Li g Ying, the king of xingxuan courtyard.
In 1864, he ascended the throne as a collateral branch of the royal family and became the new king of Korea.
In the eyes of many North Koreans, Li Xi, the former king of North Korea who was deposed and imprisoned by the Japanese for a long time, is the spiritual pillar of North Korea’s restoration of the country.
Therefore, Li Xi has also become a “heart disease” of the Japanese, which must be eliminated and then quickly.
Li Xi was Emperor of the Korean empire in 1897, with the year number Guangwu.
In fact, the Japanese just make an appearance to show the world.
Their purpose is to let Li Xi act as a puppet of Japan.
However, Li Xi, the emperor of the Korean Empire, has great ambitions.
Seeing that Japan had actually become the supreme emperor, he was very uncomfortable, so he secretly contacted European and American forces in an attempt to get rid of the emperor’s situation.
In 1905, Japan and Russia were on fire again.
Li Xi took the opportunity to fight for the independence of North Korea.
As a result, Russia was defeated and Li Xi, who sought independence, ran into a wall.
He had no choice but to flee to the Russian Embassy for political asylum.
As a result, he was caught back by the Japanese.
Li Xi was so angry that he vomited blood that he was monitored in the deep palace.
He was not allowed to go out and sighed all day.
Shortly after that, the second world peace conference was held in the Hague, the Netherlands.
After learning the news, Li Xi turned his worry into joy and secretly sent a secret envoy to the Hague to appeal to international public opinion to help North Korea abolish Japan’s “guardianship” and restore North Korea’s independence at the universal peace conference.
Nagatagawa, the Japanese governor in North Korea, was angry when he learned that the secret envoy was sent by Li Xi.
He led the soldiers into the palace, pushed Li Xi down from the throne, ordered Li Xi’s throne to be abolished, and helped a prince named Li p to be emperor.
The abandoned Li Xi was locked up in Deshou palace.
Since then, Li Xi has been imprisoned in Deshou palace for 12 years.
Li Xi’s life in Deshou palace is also good, and there are still palace maids around him.
After dinner and a short rest every day, Li Xi sat on the Buddhist hall chanting Buddhist scriptures.
After chanting the Sutra, the maid of honor would offer him a cup of Chinese black tea as usual.
Li Xi likes black tea best on weekdays.
In 1917, the Russian October Revolution won the victory.
The people of all Asian countries have seen the hope of national liberation.
Under the influence of the October Revolution, the waffle movement took place in Egypt.
In China, which is adjacent to North Korea, the patriotic movement is booming.
Seeing this situation, Japan could not help but panic and worried that North Korea would also take the opportunity to make trouble for independence.
Hasegawa thought that although Li Xi was locked up in a high wall and deep palace, he was still a living statue in the eyes of North Koreans.
Besides, Li Xi himself dreams of restoring the country every day.
If the situation changes, he must be a banner of North Korea’s opposition to Japanese rule.
Therefore, Japan decided to get rid of Li Xi’s heart trouble.
On the evening of January 4, 1919, after dinner, Li Xi recited scriptures in the Buddhist hall again.
A maid in waiting offered him a cup of black tea as usual.
Li Xi happened to have a dry mouth at the moment and took a big sip of tea.
Just trying to boast the fragrance of black tea, I suddenly felt the pain in my stomach and fell to the ground.
The palace maid was frightened and rushed out of the door, shouting for help.
However, before the imperial doctor arrived, Li Xi had bled to death.
After a while, the Japanese guardians, doctors and gendarmerie appeared in the palace as if they had been prepared in advance.
The Japanese gendarmerie said that Li Xi died of an emergency and immediately arrested all North Korean officials, maids and servants in the palace.
Then they mourned and claimed that Li Xi died suddenly due to cerebral hemorrhage.
The Japanese governor’s office in North Korea announced that it would hold a state funeral for Li Xi on March 3 in accordance with Japanese etiquette.
The real cause of Li Xi’s death was the poisoned hand of the long planned Japanese government.
Taking advantage of Li Xi’s habit of using black tea at night, the Japanese spy quietly threw highly toxic arsenic into the tea.
Hasegawa thinks it’s confidential and no one else will know the secret.
However, the fire could not be wrapped in paper.
Within a few days, the news of Japan poisoning Li Xi spread all over North Korea like wings.
The killing of Li Xi deeply hurt the national feelings of the Korean people and triggered a nationwide Anti Japanese struggle in North Korea.
Sun Bingxi, the leader of the Korean Tiandao sect, rose to the occasion and contacted dozens of representatives of the Korean nation to draft the declaration of independence.
Patriotic students held an anti Japanese parade to support Sun Bingxi and formed an anti Japanese alliance with the representatives led by him.
The whole country agreed to launch an anti Japanese demonstration on the day of state funeral on March 3.
On February 8, North Korean students in Japan took the lead in holding a meeting of thousands of people in Tokyo to issue a declaration calling for North Korea’s independence.
On March 1, the Anti Japanese struggle was launched ahead of schedule.
Thousands of Seoul students flocked to Tadong Park in the city center.
Workers from Seoul and other cities came, and even farmers in remote mountainous areas flocked in with ox carts or donkeys.
Student leaders boarded the hexagonal pavilion in the center of the park and solemnly read out the declaration of independence in the face of a sea of people.
After the rally, 300000 people, holding high the Korean national flag and waving slogans and flags, rushed to the streets, and a grand demonstration began.
Hundreds of thousands of people waved their arms and shouted on the long street: North Korea is North Korea for North Koreans! Japanese robbers go back! Long live Korean independence! Like a surging tide, the procession rushed through the streets and alleys of Seoul and held a memorial in front of Deshou palace where Li Xi’s coffin was parked.
Inspired by the patriotic masses, some North Korean patrol police also joined the parade.
Seeing the critical situation, Hasegawa hurriedly sent a large number of troops, police, gendarmerie and spies stationed in North Korea to suppress it.
The unarmed people fought to the death with the Japanese colonists.
Japanese robbers are extremely cruel by slashing with a broadsword, whipping with a horse whip and covering with a rope.
A female student holding the national flag bravely faced the butcher’s knife of the Japanese gendarmerie.
The gendarmerie cut off her right hand holding the flag.
Despite the sharp pain of her wound, she raised the national flag with her left hand and walked forward again.
The March day parade in Seoul shocked the whole country.
On this day, mass demonstrations and riots also took place in Pyongyang, Nanpu, Anzhou, Xuanchuan, Yizhou, Yuanshan, Incheon and other places. On.