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An, Chang-ho was arrested by Japanese police just after Yoon, Bong-gil ignited the Korean independence movement on April 29th, 1932. Japanese police, who knew that Yi, Yu-pil gave Yoon the bomb that was used were laying in ambush for Yi near his house. An had come to see Yi, Man-young, son of Yi, Yu-pil to deliver money for an athletic meeting by the Korean Youth Association in Shanghai,was placed under arrest when he arrived. The arrest of An shocked groups supporting the Korean independence movement in both Shanghai and the U.S. as well as the Korean Provisional Government. In the brief period between his arrest to his transport extradition to Korea, a number of campaigns formed demanding his release. The release campaign unfolded in several ways. Chinese groups worked to persuade the Ministry of Justice, the Foreign Ministry, and Administrative house of the Chinese Government. The Party of Overseas Korean and the Far East Board of Heungsadan campaigned to the French Consulate General in Shanghai, the French Minister Plenipotentiary in Beijing, the French Foreign Minister, and the president of French Radical Socialist Party. Korean people in the U.S. tried to persuade the American government and numerous organizations within the U.S. The campaigns for An's release focused on four main points. First, An acquired Chinese citizenship. Second, he was arrested without a warrant. Third, he should have been protected as a political offender. Finally, the concession made by French authorities to remit custody of An to the Japanese Consulate General was illegal.