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South Korean Protesters Call for President Park Geun-hye to Step Down

Sunday, October 30, 2016 16:54
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SEOUL—Thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of the capital on Saturday calling for increasingly unpopular PresidentPark Geun-hye to step down over allegations that she let an old friend interfere in important state affairs.

The protest came after Ms. Park ordered 10 of her senior secretaries to resign over a scandal that is likely to deepen the president’s lame-duck status ahead of next year’s election.


Holding candles and signs reading “Who’s the real president?” and “Park Geun-hye step down,” the protesters marched through downtown Seoul after holding a candlelight vigil near City Hall. Police estimated that about 9,000 people turned out for the biggest antigovernment demonstration in Seoul in months …. http://edition.cnn.com

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