Hundreds of thousands of protestors returned to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-hye’s immediate removal and which left more than 300 dead. by parliament last month over an influence-peddling scandal and the Constitutional Court now has to decide whether to confirm the impeachment. The corruption scandal has brought huge numbers of protesters onto the streets every week demanding Park’s removal and she is also under fire over her response to the Sewol ferry accident in 2014. “Park step down, salvage the Sewol,” the protestors, estimated to number half a million by organisers, chanted as they marched toward the presidential Blue House, the prime minister’s office and the constitutional court. At 7pm hundreds of yellow balloons were released and the protestors blew out the candles they were carrying as a symbolic gesture asking that Park clarify the mystery surrounding her seven-hour absence at the time of the ferry sinking.
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