South Korean protesters stage a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Seoul Saturday for the fourth in a weekly series of mass protests aimed at forcing President Park Geun-Hye to resign over a corruption scandal.The demonstrations – among the largest seen in South Korea since the pro-democracy protests of the 1980s – have provided a stark challenge to Park's authority, but the president has defied calls to step down.After claiming a turnout of around one million for last week's protest, organizers said they expected some 500,000 people on Saturday, while police predicted one-tenth that number.Hours before Saturday's protest was scheduled to start, a crowd of around 50,000 had already gathered along Seoul's ceremonial Gwanghwamun boulevard, south of the presidential Blue House.The presidential Blue House said Park was receiving baskets of flowers from supporters, and organizers of a pro-Park rally near Gwanghwamun said they expected 5,000 people to turn out.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE