- no chr.!
Friday is a crucial day in the fate of "President" Park Geun-hye(PGH) and the country. At 11 a.m., the eight justices of the Constitutional Court will deliver a verdict on the impeachment of the President, which will be televised live...
Supporters and critics of President Park Geun-hye are gearing up their rallies to the greatest intensity possible to express their opinions, with the Constitutional Court set to deliver its ruling on her impeachment...
The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), the second-largest umbrella union and the organizer of the anti-Park Geun-hye candlelit vigil rallies(*), said they will gather near the square at 7 p.m. Thursday before marching toward the court.
"The Constitutional Court was established to protect the public against abuses of power under authoritarian regimes," a KCTU official said.
"We expect the court will deliver an 8-0 ruling to uphold the impeachment."
Now that the ruling is imminent, the group added, the future course of action should focus on the "post-impeachment roadmap," by increasing their demands on the state prosecution to put Park behind bars.
"Immediately after the ruling upholding the impeachment, as we believe the court should announce, we will keep raising our voices for a district court to issue an arrest warrant for Park and for the prosecution to conduct the investigation in a no-holds-barred manner," the official said.
"Unless our demands are met, we will keep holding candlelit vigils, peacefully but steadfastly."
The group plans to hold a rally on Friday, with statements prepared for both scenarios in which impeachment is upheld or overturned.
On Saturday evening, the group plans to hold a candlelit vigil with musical performances scheduled to celebrate the court ruling, on the premise Park is removed from office.
"We know our plans on Friday and Saturday are based on the results we want, but we warn that the court justices should beware of the consequences before they decide to overturn the impeachment. We will then respond with full-fledged civil disobedience," the official said...(source: K. Times, 3.09)
* In fact, KCTU is just ONE part of the organizing committee!!
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