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More than 1 million citizens are expected to protest against President Park this weekend

By alice101   Friday, November 11, 2016   48,349   905   57
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Korea is preparing for perhaps one of the largest protests in its history this weekend. 


A large candlelight vigil-style protest urging President Park's resignation will take place on November 12 in Seoul Square, starting from 4 P.M. KST, and it is expected to continue into the early morning of November 13. According to Yonhap News, the organizers of the protest expect anywhere from 500,000 to a million protesters to gather. The police force agencies are expecting less and expect around 160,000 to 170,000 citizens to protest. 


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In the last protest, there were about 200,000 protestors who filled the Seoul Square. However, this weekend's protest, an increase of participation can be expected since more details of Choi Soon Sil's involvement in President Park's governing of the country have been revealed.


Additionally, for this round's protest, 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 since earlier today. 


The Kyunghyang Newspaper reported that there were initially only about 50,000 - 70,000 participants from Busan who were headed to Seoul for the weekend protest, but many more have expressed their desire to join, making the expected attendees jump up to 100,000 people. They had initially rented 120 charter buses, but have since increased the number of buses to 250. Many other cities have a similar number of citizens who have already signed up to go to Seoul. 


Politicians are also joining the Saturday protest. All parties except for the New Frontier Party (the party that the President is from) are participating, according to News1. They report that they will be holding a conference to criticize the current affairs and later join the citizens in Seoul Square at around 5 P.M. KST. 


Since this is expected to be the largest candlelight vigil protest, all three major mobile service providers are getting ready as well. According to E-Daily, "three wireless service providers are adding switchboards and increasing Wi-Fi data service, preparing for a smooth and uninterrupted service for the protesters in the Square." 


For the upcoming November 12 protest, celebrities will be making their appearances as well. After a planned march wraps up at around 7 P.M., there will be a cultural festival titled, 'Let's Gather! Be Angry! #StepDownParkGeunHye'. Entertainers such as Kim Jae Dong, Kim Mi Hwa, and singers Lee Seung Hwan, Jun In Kwon, and Jung Tae Choon are going to be performing and making speeches during this festival. 




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    clarissaxd Sunday, November 13, 2016

    alright america, you know what to do now. get ur posters ready

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    Kim_Sokolov Saturday, November 12, 2016

    And this is how the world is going to end. Note it was prophesied by the mayans that 2012 will be the "end"; the YEAR 2012 by our calendar hasn't happened yet because what we considered was 2012 was the mayan's like 2005. It's astounding how few of people actually know that, and funny it's not discussed by media.

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    L_catzzz Kim_Sokolov Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Naaaaah~

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    L_Carter Saturday, November 12, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    Kpopboo12 Saturday, November 12, 2016

    dayyum what the fuck is wrong with the world?!?!  first america now korea ..... THE END IS NEAR   people lol xD

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    Yunikon Saturday, November 12, 2016

    daaaaaaaaamn, koreans are really not playing games hereI just hope that they don't get an even worse president after this

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    chiyasuho Saturday, November 12, 2016

    What happen? why every world is all news about president. :/ hope nothing happen to south korea, my bias or idol.

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    Moo_moos chiyasuho Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Don't you think it's a bit insensitive to be worried about idols or mention them on an article like this when the government of a whole country is in shambles

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    chaloner Friday, November 11, 2016

    They should be careful. Kim Jong-un is laughing.

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    krell chaloner Saturday, November 12, 2016

    A complete GUESS on my part. But if N.KOREA was gong to missile attack a nation, my GUESS is that it might be against JAPAN rather than S.KOREA. But, N.KOREA will surely do 'dirty tricks' against S.KOREA. Terrorist acts and like that. But I do NOT really see an ALL OUT MILITARY ATTACK happening. KIM JONG UN has a 'Life Style' that is VERY NICE for himself and those MILITARY that keep him in power. WHY jeopardize that?

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    sototallyrandom Friday, November 11, 2016

    What exactly happened? :/ With all the political news all around the world, I'm afraid I haven't seen any from South Korea.

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    SahanaE sototallyrandom Friday, November 11, 2016

    Basically the president was allowing a cult leader to make decisions for her.

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    krell sototallyrandom Saturday, November 12, 2016

    http://www.allkpop.com/buzz/2016/11/protests-spread-throughout-the-country-demanding-presidents-resignation ... <-- This AKP URL is a pretty good short summary of the overall situation.

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    krell Friday, November 11, 2016

    PARK GEUN HYE ; CHOI SOON SIL <-- HELL TO PAY !!! ... ;-)

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    Tzuyu_4yu krell Friday, November 11, 2016

    lol why not just snsd's run devil run eh it's the same song nonetheless

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    krell Friday, November 11, 2016

    TEAR DOWN THE WALL !!! ... GET THOSE CHAEBOLS !!! ... ;-)

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    Tzuyu_4yu krell Friday, November 11, 2016

    omg my father's a huge fan of classic rock. haven't heard this one in a while lol.

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