Koreans demand resignation of corrupt president

This video says about itself:

100,000 Marching for Resignation of South Korean President Park

5 November 2016

About 43,000 marching [according to police] in central Seoul now, calling for President Park to resign. Organisers put the number at 100,000, either way making it the largest Korean demonstration since the 2008 beef protests.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

South Korean protesters demand resignation of “criminal” president

5 November 2016, 13:28

In the South Korean capital Seoul tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against President Park. The protesters demand that she resigns.

Park is involved in a major scandal; a friend of hers is said to have abused contacts with her to influence affairs of state. The confidante, Choi Soon-sil, is said to have extorted money from companies, to have seen secret documents, to have rewritten president’s speeches and to have interfered in the appointment of ministers. Choi has been arrested on suspicion of corruption.

In a televised speech, the president yesterday took responsibility and apologized. …

The protesters in Seoul were not impressed by that mea culpa. On a large square they chanted “resign, criminal” and “we won’t take it any longer.” One protester said that Park has completely lost her authority in recent weeks. And he is not alone. A poll showed yesterday that only 5 percent of South Koreans still have confidence in the president.

According to police, about 43,000 people attended the rally. The organization estimated 130,000 people. Nearly 18,000 police officers were on hand to keep the crowd at bay.

Also translated from NOS TV:

Scandal surrounding President of South Korea gets bigger

Today, 09:17

A South Korean court has issued arrest warrants for two former employees of President Park. It is the latest development in the corruption scandal surrounding the president that has her cornered increasingly.

This video says about itself:

31 October 2016

Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s president, is facing one of her biggest crises since taking office in 2013: Thousands of protesters have called for her resignation over a growing scandal related to her dealings with a longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil.

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