Thousands of people have marched on the presidential palace in Seoul to demand Park Geun-hye's resignation after a vote to impeach her.
NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION South Korean protesters marched to the presidential office on Saturday (December 10) to demand President Park Geun-hye's immediate resignation over an influence-peddling scandal a day after parliament voted to impeach her. Members of parliament voted by a higher-than-expected 234 in favour and 56 opposed in the secret ballot on Friday (December 9), meaning more than 60 of Park's own conservative Saenuri Party members backed the motion to remove her. Park's duties will be assumed by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on an interim basis until the Constitutional Court rules on whether to uphold the motion. However, protesters said the disgraced president should resign immediately. Park is accused of colluding with a friend and a former aide to pressure big businesses to donate to two foundations set up to back her policy initiatives.