Hundreds of Thousands gathered in a massive rally today in the South Korean capital and demanded the resignation and impeachment of the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye.
More than one million protesters have taken to the street, many of whom are ordinary citizens.
This is the largest protest in the history of South Korea since its democratization for the last past 3 decades.
The demonstrators gathered in front of the old palace gate for several hours, waving placards, carrying candles, blowing horns and banging drums, shouting “Park Geun-hye, resign!”, and calling for Ms Park to step down.
The massive rally sparked over suspicion that Park allowed a longtime confidante abusing power and exploiting her presidential ties to collect tens of millions of dollars from private companies.
Park Geun-hye addressed the nation last week and apologized for her close ties to Choi Soon-sil who manipulated government decisions. However, her apology only sparked more criticism against her management and leadership.