Updated November 26, 2016 23:58:19
Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in Seoul for a fifth straight week of protests against President Park Geun-hye, in the largest ongoing series of demonstrations in the country since the 1987 movement to democratise South Korea.
Ms Park’s presidency has been rocked by allegations that a close friend used her ties to the leader to meddle in state affairs and wield improper influence.
Prosecutors have indicted her friend, Choi Soon-sil, and are seeking to question the President about her role in the scandal.
Organisers said 800,000 people had gathered early on Saturday evening and expected a total of 1.5 million people to join by the end of the night.
Police declined to give an estimate of the …