You call that a political protest, America? Take a look at how it’s really done.
While the U.S. has been mired in its own post-election hangover and all the things it portends for 2017, South Korea’s president has remained embroiled in one of the biggest political scandals in the country’s history.
Protesters calling for the ouster of President Park Geun-hye took to the streets in October following revelations regarding her behind-the-scenes dealings with Choi Soon-sil, a relationship that some reports have linked to possible corruption in Park’s administration.
James Pearson (@pearswick) November 19, 2016
Park has twice publicly apologized for the controversy, but that hasn’t satisfied many South Koreans, who continue to fill the city’s streets calling for her to step down.
The latest stunning image of the protests emerged on Saturday as a Reuters reporter shared the view (above) from his office on Saturday. The sheer scale of the protest is shocking considering how long the protests have carried on.
Some estimates have claimed that anywhere from 260,000 to up to a million people have taken part in previous protests against Park in recent weeks.
Looking at these latest images and video, those numbers don’t appear to be an exaggeration, and Park may have to do more than apologize a third time to bring this political scandal to an end.