16:46 GMT06 August 2020
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    A rally calling for President Park Geun-hye's resignation will be held in central Seoul on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. local time (7:00 GMT).

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least 500,000 protesters are expected to attend the rally, involving 1,500 civic groups, according to Korea Times.

    Organizers expect up to 1 million participants, including members of three opposition parties.

    An estimated 20,000 people participated in the first anti-Park rally on October 29, and figures ranged between 43,000 and 100,000 for the second rally on November 5.

    ​On October 24, the JTBC television network reported that "shadow adviser" Choi allegedly received drafts of Park’s speeches before they were publicly delivered, though she had never held a public post. The following day, Park officially admitted asking Choi for advice on speeches and public relations issues, and apologized for "causing public concern."

    The revelation has caused massive anti-government protests in the country, with people and opposition parties calling on the president to resign. An arrest warrant has been issued for Choi, while the president expressed her willingness to testify in the case.

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