Saturday, November 5, 2016

Thousands Protest In South Korea Calling For The President To Quit

Reuters: Tens of thousands protest in South Korea, call for president to quit

Tens of thousands of South Koreans protested in central Seoul on Saturday in one the largest demonstrations in the country's capital for years, calling on embattled President Park Geun-hye to resign over a growing influence-peddling scandal.

Roughly 43,000 people were at the candle-lit rally early on Saturday evening, according to police. Organizers said a growing crowd of 100,000 had assembled, making the protest one of the biggest since demonstrations in 2008 against U.S. beef imports.

Park Geun-hye has been rocked by a scandal involving an old friend who is alleged to have used her closeness to the president to meddle in state affairs. Park has pledged to cooperate with prosecutors in an investigation.

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More News On The Political Unrest In South Korea

Tens of thousands in South Korea call for president to quit -- AP
Huge protest urges scandal-hit S. Korea president to quit -- AFP
South Korea's Park Geun-hye faces large protest calling for her to quit -- BBC
Public anger at its peak in massive rally -- Korea Herald
Tens of thousands in S. Korea rally for Park's resignation -- Yonhap News Agency
Amid political furor, ever-growing rumors permeate S. Korea -- AP
North Korea revels in the South's political crisis -- DW
U.S.-Korea alliance remains strong despite scandal: White House -- Yonhap News Agency

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