Regarded as one of the biggest anti-government protests in recent times, millions of South Korean’s thronged the streets of Seoul and other provincial cities to demand the resignation of scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye.
As at the last count; protests organisers said around 1.5 million people rallied in the capital Seoul on Saturday, while 400,000 people demonstrated in provincial cities.
Among those who participated in the protests include parents, children, university students and Buddhist monks demonstrating for a fifth straight week demanding that Park step down.
People beat drums and chanted “Park get out now” as they walked towards the presidential Blue House that had been cordoned off by thousands of police.
“I came here because I wanted to show my children that people are the owner of this country, not the power holders,” Shim Kyu-Il, a 47-year-old company employee, told newsmen.
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