Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators call for the arrest and resignation of President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hundreds of thousands of South Korean protesters marched to the presidential office on Saturday (December 3) to demand that President Park Geun-hye step down over an influence-peddling scandal. A court approved their march to 100 metres outside the Blue House, the president's residential complex. It is the closest an approved protest has gone near the highly-guarded area, demonstrators said. Earlier in the day, South Korea's three opposition parties introduced a bill for parliament to impeach President Park who, tainted by a corruption scandal, could become the first democratically elected leader to leave office early in disgrace. Park has come under intense pressure to step down, with hundreds of thousands of people streaming into the streets demanding her resignation at successive weekend rallies, which have remained peaceful. The march will be followed by a candlelight protest on Saturday evening.