Park Geun-hye impeached: South Korea rally demands full removal
December 10, 2016 5:12 pm
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have marched in the South Korean capital, Seoul, to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
Gathering for the seventh weekend in a row, demonstrators held candles and demanded Ms Park’s definitive removal.
She is suspended while the top court considers whether to uphold Friday’s parliamentary vote to impeach her.
Ms Park is accused of allowing a close friend to profit from her connections with the presidency.
The crowd, estimated at 200,000 by organisers, was smaller than in recent weeks, correspondents say.
“We demand that the Constitutional Court make a decision of conscience and justice and do not act against the will of the people,” Jung Kang-ja, one of the organisers, said in a speech.