Heavy protests to ignite against South Korean president

World - Mohit Shah - Nov 30,2016

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heavy protests to ignite against south korean president

The raging demand for the resignation of S Korean president, Park Geun-hye, has fueled up to a fierce level; a rough estimate of two million people will be joining the nationwide protests.

The police department in the capital city, Seoul, has braced itself in order to manage a huge crowd of 1.5 million protestors who are expected to gather in the area. Moreover, a count of 500,000 protestors would be raiding the streets in other South Korean regions.

As per media reports, 25,000 police troops have been deployed in Seoul for resisting any harsh outcomes.

Tagged to be the ‘largest’ nationwide rallies in South Korea, the public in adamant on the removal of Park Geun-hye as the president of the country. These protests began around five weeks back; Ms. Park is blamed for allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to wield power and gather illegal fortune.

Prosecutors have framed plans to formally charge Choi Soon-sil and also fix an investigation against Park in the upcoming days.

Choi, daughter of a late cult politician, used to be Park’s mentor during the 1970s. It is suspected that, she has been interfering in state affairs under president’s aide. Choi has also been bullying companies for shedding out millions of dollars to foundations which are run by her.

Korean Peasants League, S Korea’s largest farmers group, is expected to join the protest of Saturday. The agitated farmers tried to bring around 1000 tractors close to the government quarter, but were restricted to do so after an order launched by the court. On the other hand, the police acted swiftly in blocking groups of farmers who were entering Seoul.

Park Geun-hye has expressed her apology twice on air, but nothing has worked to curb the temper of the protestors. If Park resigns from her post before the next presidential vote, then an immediate election would take place under the next 60 days.