South Koreans continue a massive candlelight protest against President Park Geun-hye, demanding the leader, impeached over a corruption scandal, step down immediately. Ashraf Fahim reports.
Massive protests are continuing in South Korea to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. An estimated 300,000 protesters attended a candlelight demonstration in the capital, Seoul. Park was impeached on December 9 after a corruption scandal and her powers have been suspended. One protester said her whole cabinet should step down. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 51-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN, KIM IN-SANG, SAYING: "To make a fair society without any corruption, a person that people want should be a new prime minister." Park is accused of colluding with a long-time friend to pressure big businesses to make contributions to foundations that backed presidential initiatives. So far she's refusing to step down, sparking fears of a drawn-out political crisis. At Saturday's protest demonstrators carried a replica of a detention center with Park inside of it. Park's impeachment still needs to be upheld by the Constitutional Court, but if it does she will become South Korea's first elected leader to be thrown out of office.