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Tens of thousands protest in South Korea, call for president to quit

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:01

Tens of thousands of South Koreans are protesting in the capital, calling on embattled President Park Geun-hye to resign over a growing influence-peddling scandal. Nathan Frandino reports.

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It was one of the largest demonstrations in Seoul in years. Carrying banners and posters, tens of thousands of South Koreans marched through the capital. Protesters are demanding President Park Geun-hye resign over an influence-peddling scandal. It involves an old friend who is accused of using her closeness to Park to meddle in state affairs. Protesters say Park betrayed public trust. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN PROTEST LEADER, AHN JIN-GEOL SAYING: "Due to the false apology, the anger of the people has grown a lot bigger." A poll released Friday put Park's approval rating at just 5 percent. It's the lowest number for a South Korean president since polling began there in 1988. And it's a sign that these protesters won't go quietly into the night.

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Tens of thousands protest in South Korea, call for president to quit

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:01