From Seoul Square to Seoul City Hall, an estimated one million people gathered to protest urging President Park's resignation. The media states one million people but the police force is putting forth a more conservative estimate of 260,000 people.
Noise here is deafening. People using phone lights, candles to light the streets up. pic.twitter.com/gN3H39cOxM— James Pearson (@pearswick) November 12, 2016
The current presidential scandal involves a woman named Choi Soon Sil, who is President Park's long-time friend and confidant, who allegedly had access to classified information and influenced the president's decisions -- everything from outfits to major government hirings, policy, and more. As the scandal is taking the entire nation by storm, protesters having been gathering in Seoul every weekend and each protest has been growing in number.
Many regional citizen unions and organizations from around the country are renting buses to make their way to the capital city. It is already reported that all the charter buses from many cities have been booked, and KTX (Korean railroad system) tickets from major cities to Seoul have been sold out for quite some time.
Because of the massive influx of people, numerous wireless providers added switchboards to increase Wi-Fi data service, however, the mobile phone signals were still affected because of the massive amount of people.