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Victims of Seomun Market fire are outraged at President Park's 10-minute visit

By alice101   Saturday, December 3, 2016   44,363   205   174



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On November 30, Seomun Market, a famous traditional-style marketplace in Daegu, experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. The fire that started on November 30 continued until December 2 -- for 59 hours total -- burning down over 800 small and large vendors and devastating the victims. 

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While the firefighters were still trying to put out the flames, President Park surprised everyone by paying a visit to Seomun Market -- the first official presidential activity in 35 days since her corruption scandal started to make headlines. 

However, President Park's visit only last about 10 minutes, and she did not interact with any of the fire victims who were present in the area to try to salvage what hadn't been destroyed by the fire. After the president left, the market owners began to pour out their anger and disappointment towards the president in front of the many cameras and reporters who had gathered to capture President Park. 

One vendor said angrily, "...What is this? She comes and gets photos taken, but she didn't talk to any of us. We lost everything. We are in a panic. And the president comes and doesn't talk to any store owners...Shouldn't she ask us, 'What can we do to help?' Everyone saw it. She came for 10 minutes and left...." 

There was also a clash between victims and Park supporters. Market vendors were upset at the dozens of President Park supporters who showed up with banners and signs; victims said that they don't want their place of tragedy to become a site of political protest. 

Many are guessing that this visit was arranged in an attempt to increase President Park's approval rating, which is at 4% as of this week. Daegu, the city that gave over 80% of their votes to President Park during the election, seems to be her place of hope. However, many Daegu citizens were unimpressed by the President's visit to the city. 

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cuteemcdeck Sunday, December 4, 2016

Damn the amount of things that have happened in SK both political and KPOP wise....-whistles- it just isn't a good year end for SK

fairypanda Sunday, December 4, 2016

after Book 17 Chapter 198 Page 9053, Park Geun Hye is still a President... ?

Bloodsweararmy Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wang sejung is paid by allkpop, why bothering him/her?

Crazy_Dog Bloodsweararmy Sunday, December 4, 2016

cause he fun to fuck around with

youTaeyeonOMG Sunday, December 4, 2016

u lousy president, just give the money to this poor guy, he lost everything becoz of your inability and the avarice of your best friend, and resign quickly before Korean people break in the Blue House and dragged you out to hanged to death ! hahaha !

kddicted Sunday, December 4, 2016

i don't understand or know about this scandal that well but if I were her I'd just resign tbh

queenbetchreturn Saturday, December 3, 2016

messy ass bih

missRain Saturday, December 3, 2016

She's so pathetic, i fell sorry for her.

drastic missRain Sunday, December 4, 2016

She's so pathetic and she deserves all the hate she's getting, ain't sorry.

BakaKaori Saturday, December 3, 2016

If she really wanted to improve her image, then she should've talked to the victims and offered support. Going there only to be seen will just make her image worse.

LoveBomForever1 Saturday, December 3, 2016

Why do people hate her? On another note thoughts and prayers for the victims.

InvisibleBBC02 LoveBomForever1 Saturday, December 3, 2016

Just google Park Geun Hye scandal 2016. You're better off doing that.

LoveBomForever1 InvisibleBBC02 Saturday, December 3, 2016

okay, thank you.

Tzuyu_4yu Saturday, December 3, 2016

To everyone who has been bullied or harrassed by @wang_sejung, please do know that he is just a troll who does not know what the hell he is talking about. Time and time again, we have all proven him wrong. Now, I hope allkpop sees these messages. @wang_sejung should be banned from ever having an account. Oh, and if he continues to brag, know that he is indeed lying. @Kimbopjams and I have proof that he is. This may have been completely irrelevant, but, because others are putting out these warning messages against @wang_sejung, I believe I should too, not only because it is a serious problem, but I know that he will definitely reply to this one and call himself out.

ahgase88 Tzuyu_4yu Saturday, December 3, 2016

cant believe allkpop still hasnt removed that user lmao

Tzuyu_4yu Saturday, December 3, 2016

lol he disliked my comment. that shows a lot of character.

karaboy97 Tzuyu_4yu Monday, December 5, 2016

lol, not sure about you, but he's one of my main amusement here at AKP haha

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