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Sunday, 13 November 2016

South Korean protesters march against President again

Posted by Anup Baral Nov 14, 2016 :
Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Massive protests roiled Seoul for the second consecutive weekend as hundreds of thousands of angry South Koreans took to the streets Saturday calling for President Park Geun-hye's resignation. The march, which included families with young children, students -- some in school uniforms -- and union members, came as opposition to Park mounts following her unprecedented admission that she shared classified information with someone who lacked the necessary security clearance. It was one of the biggest anti-government protests the country has seen in decades. The President has already apologized twice, but that has done little to quell the rage of many South Koreans who say they feel betrayed. Indeed, some protesters are saying the marches won't stop until she resigns. Chu Mia, a protester who was wearing devil's horns and holding a Korean sign saying Park should step down, said, "We don't want to call her ... President anymore. We want a real government." She also said South Koreans have been stunned to find that there seems to be "somebody behind her," referring to Park's confidante, Choi Soon-sil, who does not hold an official government post, but has allegedly viewed confidential documents and presidential speeches.

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