The tenth round of all-people candlelight rally
The 10th all-people action for ousting Park Geun-hye was launched across south Korea on Dec. 31, 2016 with the attendance of more than 1 104 000 people from all walks of life under the sponsorship of the People's Emergency Action for Resignation of the Park Geun-hye Regime.
In Seoul, people of every degree and organizations launched various kinds of drive for the total resignation of the Park regime at the Gwanghwamun Plaza and in its vicinity before the candlelight rally.
They started the candlelit rally in the plaza with placards written “Arrest Park Geun-hye” and “Regime change in the new year”.
One million people in the plaza looked like a sea of candlelight.
They demanded the resignation of Park and prime minster Hwang and abolition of the state censorship system for history textbook.
They, in the middle of the rally, turned out their candlelight and engraved “Arrest of Park”, “Quick impeachment” and “Resignation of Hwang” on the wall of building of “government” with laser beam.
They approached up to 100 meters of the Blue House, the official residence of the prime minister and the “Constitutional Court”, demanding the apprehension of Park, punishment of accomplices, resignation of Hwang and prompt decision of the “Constitutional Court” on Park’s impeachment.
Similar actions took place in Busan and other parts of south Korea.
The number of participants of candlelight rally started from Oct. 29, 2016 rose above ten million by the end of last year.
This is a series of largest-scale rally unprecedented in history of south Korea. Their candlelight rally in 2016 left an inerasable mark in the history of struggle of south Korean people.The People's Emergency Action for Resignation of the Park Geun-hye Regime expressed their will to wage an intensive candlelight action in this year until Park quits her office and righteous south Korean society is built