About 1.3 million gathered in Seoul on Saturday night to demand the resignation of scandal-plagued South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a fifth week in succession.
The protest’s organizers expected that number to grow to 1.5 million before the end of the night, and said a further 500,000 were gathering at various protests around the country in the largest ongoing series of demonstrations in the country since the 1987 movement to democratize South Korea.
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 investigating the case have indicted her friend, Choi Soon-sil, and are seeking to question the president about her role in the scandal.
Organizers 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 …
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