Massive Protest Heaps Pressure On S. Korea President

Massive protest heaps pressure on S. Korea president

SEOUL, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 12th Nov, 2016 ) - Tens of thousands of men, women and children joined one of the largest anti-government protests seen in Seoul for decades on Saturday, demanding President Park Geun-Hye's resignation over a snowballing corruption scandal. Police had planned for 170,000 people, but organisers said they expected a final turnout of up to one million for what was the third in a series of weekly mass protests that have left Park fighting for her political survival. On the back of official appeals for calm, police deployed around 25,000 officers, many of them in full riot gear, while police buses and trucks blocked every access road -- major or minor -- around the presidential Blue House.