South Korea: How candlelight protests impeached a president and created spaces for direct democracy

Hwang, Jeong-eun

Publisher:  Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Date Written:  28/04/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20736

At 9 am on March 10, 2017, people gathered in front of the Constitutional Court to await the court's ruling on whether to impeach South Korean president Park Geun-hye. Two hours before the verdict was read, those gathered chanted: "The Constitutional Court should uphold Park’s impeachment!"

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