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Seoul residents rally again, demanding Park Geun-hye resignation
15:12, 26 November 2016
Seoul residents rally again, demanding Park Geun-hye resignation

Demonstrators claim that Park Geun-hye has "no basic qualities to govern the country"

15:12, 26 November 2016

BBC Russia

The large-scale protests demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye started again in Korea. Thousands of people came on the streets. Protests have been going on for over a month. It was reported by BBC.

This time the organizers expect that 1.5 million people will join the protest.

BBC Russia

Seoul Administration prepared for the protests, putting 25 thousand policemen on the streets.

Media correspondents reported that protesters flooded the road to the Blue house - the official residence of the President of Korea, which is in the northern part of the city center.

Thousands of people are on the streets of Seoul at the moment, but organizers expect Saturday's protest will be attended by up to million and a half citizens.

BBC Russia

Observers note that the joyful mood prevails among the protesters. Some of them dance to the music sounding from a set of speakers. Demonstrators rally in raincoats and with colorful umbrellas to protect themselves from wet snow falling in the city.


As known, political scandal broke out in South Korea after the end of October, when the journalists of JTBC channel found tablet computer in the garbage of one of the hotels in Seoul, which revealed 200 secret documents of 2012-2014. 44 draft speeches of Park Geun-hye were among them. It turned out that speeches were edited by Choi Soon-sil, which the opposition calls "the fortune-teller."

Investigators suspect her of interfering in the affairs of state and the use of position for the sake of financial gain.

According to investigators, she forced businesses to donate millions of dollars to funds under her control, help in choosing presidential aides and even chose clothes for Park Geun-hye.

Last week it was reported that prosecutors plan to question the head of Samsung Group Lee Jay and president of the country in this case.

According to media reports, prosecutors have already questioned the heads of Hyundai Motor and Korean airlines companies.

Related: In Seoul, tens of thousands citizens staged rally demanding resignation of President

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