Hundreds of thousands of South Korean protested in the capital Seoul Saturday (March 4). The rally called for the resignation of President Park Geun-hye, ahead of an impeachment ruling in the Constitutional Court. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans held a massive rally in Seoul on Saturday (March 4), demanding the resignation of impeached President Park Geun-hye. The candle-lit protest was held ahead of a Constitutional Court ruling on whether to uphold the impeachment, expected this month. Protest organisers estimated turnout at the rally in Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square to be around 900,000 people as of 7.30 p.m. local time (1030 GMT). The corruption scandal erupted last year over accusations that Park colluded with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure big businesses, including Samsung, the country's largest conglomerate, to donate to two foundations set up to back the president's policy initiatives.