High schoolers join protests against Park

By 박세환
  • Published : Nov 19, 2016 - 18:22
  • Updated : Nov 19, 2016 - 19:30

South Korean high school students protested with candlelights and placards at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul on Saturday, demanding President Park Geun-hye's resignation.

High school students protest against president Park Geun-hye in Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul (Yoo Oh-sang/The Korea Herald)
Two students are holding handsigns reading "Get Expel Park Geun-hye" at a teen rally in front of Bosingak Bell, central Seoul on Saturday. (Jo He-rim/The Korea Herald)

Kim Soo-yeon, 18 (right)

"I cannot believe the president's whereabouts are unknown after the Sewol Ferry incident happened. I could not help but to come here in the rally"

Jin Nam-jeong, 18 (left)

"Look at Jang Si-ho (niece of Choi Soon-sil) who had failing grades but went to a good university. I am furious."

A student holds a sign reading, "Teens are the owners (of the country)" at an anti-President Park Geun-hye rally in front of Youngpoong Bookstore in Jongno, central Seoul, Saturday. (Jo He-rim/The Korea Herald)
(Jo He-rim/The Korea Herald)

Jang Seo-young, 17 (right)

“We want her to step down. The scandals involving the Sewol Ferry and Choi Soon-sil came as a shock. The corruption seen in (last year’s Korean) movie ‘Inside Men’ is happening in real life Korea. My dream is to become a policeman. I find it sad and amazing how the police are obeying the government’s orders. I hope this government, and this country, will develop a culture that respects its people.”

(Jo He-rim/The Korea Herald)

Kwon Ha-kyeong, 16

"In this competitive society, teens are forced to make a lot of efforts for good grades. Some are given special treatment just because they were born into good families. Even though I am still a student, I am a citizen and I demand the president to step down.

By Korea Herald special report team

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