Sewol Ferry Families Among Protesters Calling for Park to Step Down

Storyful Published January 13, 2017 0 Plays

Rumble Protesters marched in Seoul, South Korea, on December 3, gathering near the presidential Blue House to demand President Park Geun-hye step down.

Among those who took part in a candle-lit protest were a group of people bereaved by the <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/75913" target="_blank">2014 Sewol ferry disaster</a>, calling for Park’s imprisonment.

Opposition parties filed an <a href="http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/12/03/asia-pacific/politics-diplomacy-asia-pacific/south-korea-opposition-files-impeachment-motion-protesters-gather-sixth-straight-week/#.WEKE6OaLSHs" target="_blank">impeachment motion</a> against Park on that date, which is set to be voted on on December 9.

Park on November 29 said she would step down, but left the details to parliament.

The country has seen six weeks of protests amid a corruption scandal.

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