Opposition Leaders, Pres. Hopefuls Attend Saturday Rallies

The leadership of three opposition parties and presidential hopefuls attended a candlelight rally scheduled at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul Saturday evening.

Before the vigil, the main opposition Democratic Party held its own rally at nearby Cheonggye Plaza denouncing what it calls the Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil scandal.

Party Chairwoman Choo Mi-ae, Floor Leader Woo Sang-ho, former party leader Moon Jae-in and potential presidential hopefuls of the Democratic Party all participated in the gatherings.

Minor opposition People's Party's interim chairman Park Jie-won and the party's former chair Ahn Cheol-soo also attended a party meeting held in the same area earlier Saturday and then later joined the candlelight protest.

At the same venue before the candlelight vigil began, Ahn continued a signature campaign urging President Park to step down.

Justice Party Chairwoman Sim Sang-jeong was even busier Saturday attending the civic rallies in Seoul in addition to her own party's protest and a rally hosted by unionized public transport workers.

Source: KBS World Radio