A leaked document scandal involving South Korean President, Park Geun-hye has sparked protests in Seoul with thousands storming the streets of the country’s capital calling for the president’s resignation.
The increasingly unpopular president has been accused of letting her old friend, the daughter of a religious cult leader, interfere in important state affairs and Saturday’s protest came after Park ordered 10 of her senior secretaries to resign over the scandal.
Park’s ordering of the resignation of her senior secretaries is most likely to deepen the president’s lame duck status ahead of next year’s election.
Police estimated about 9,000 people turned out for the biggest anti-government demonstration in Seoul in months.
“Park has lost her authority as president and showed she doesn’t have the basic qualities to govern a country,” Jae-myung Lee, from the opposition Minjoo Party and the mayor of the city of Seongnam, told the protesters from a stage.
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