TOKYO (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, hundreds of thousands took to the streets of the central part of Seoul. At the same time, police reportedly sent some 25,000 officers to patrol the streets during the rally and built barricades to protect Gyeongbok Palace, which is Park's residence.
Thousands of protesters squared off near the police positions near the city's Gyeongbokgung subway station and several minor clashes erupted.
Today's anti-Park protest in Seoul which organisers said drew 1 mn- the biggest in S.Korea since 1987 pro-democracy rally against army rule. pic.twitter.com/HqSykSKCqC— Hawon Jung (@allyjung) 12 ноября 2016 г.
At least seven protesters have been sent to hospital during the day, while four police officers have also been injured, the media outlet added.
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.