More than a million protesters expected to demand South Korean president’s resignation

(CNN) Approval ratings for South Korean President Park Geun-hye have dipped into single digits — and protests calling for her ouster are expected to swell to more than a million people Saturday.

Amid cold and snow, demonstrators filed into the streets of Seoul over the growing scandal that has engulfed her presidency and plunged the nation’s government into uncertainty.
Massive protests have broken out since the scandal engulfing Park surfaced in late October.
Organizers of Saturday’s protest called for 2 million people to hit the streets — no small feat for a country of 50 million. Protesters clutched umbrellas, signs and candles near the Blue House, the presidential residence, in Seoul. Organizers also had called for rallies in other cities too.
Park is accused of letting her confidante Choi Soon-sil, who does not hold an official government post, view confidential documents and presidential speeches. Choi is accused of using her relationship with Park to accumulate millions of dollars in donations to her foundations. Choi is charged with abuse of power, fraud and coercion, and two of Park’s former aides also face criminal charges.
Meanwhile, Park will not be charged because the country’s constitution affords the president immunity while holding office.
Although Park has apologized several times, she has resisted the public pressure to resign, infuriating her critics — who has questioned her judgment and credibility.
She is set to leave office in February 2018 as she cannot run in the country’s presidential election in December next year.
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