caricakes
7 months ago1,000+ Views
What Do The Protests in Seoul Look Like Now?

This past Friday the Korean Constitutional Court (think of it as the US Supreme Court) ruled unanimously that Park Geun Hye should be officially impeached.


Since most of the country wanted this (at her lowest I think she has a 10% approval rating) there were massive celebrations in the streets. There were musicians, free food stalls, and fireworks.
Now of course there are plenty of (mostly elderly) people rioting and claiming that this is the end of democracy (when really its just an example of democracy working...) but they are in contained areas surrounded by police. As far as I know 2 people died and many more are injured but its been due to violence by the pro-Park side (for example, the rioters were trying to flip over a police bus and knocked over a speaker which fell and killed an elderly man who was part of the riot...)

I walked through the celebration area the day after the announcement if you'd like to take a look and hear the sounds.


Skip to 4:20 unless you want to see my friends new cafe opening party haha :)
If you could all do me a really big favor: Please give this video a thumbs up on YouTube here. People have been leaving incredibly nasty comments targeting myself and my family (I have deleted and blocked most of them) and this video now has some of the most down-votes I've ever had on a video :/ That would really mean a lot! Thank you 銋犮厾

Korea now has to vote for a new president so that will be starting as we speak :)

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@caricakes oh That's too bad but understandable. It must be awesome to be witnessing History happening in front of you 馃槉
7 months ago
sorry about all the haters!! ignore them!
7 months agoReply
thank you!!!
7 months ago
those people are plain rude for doing that
7 months agoReply
yeah, i understand that everyone has different political views but there is not need to stoop to that level :/
7 months ago
Goodness some of the rude comments though, people get so rude, aggressive and opinionated when it comes to politics.
7 months agoReply
agreed, there is no need to resort to personal attacks :(
7 months ago
Stay strong my friend, when people lash out at others it only goes to show how insecure or unhappy they are in their own situations/beliefs, a person secure in these things has no need to lash out at anyone...its sad and I'm sorry that you have to go through it, but we have to remember people are people and unfortunately everyone makes mistakes. In the end as long as we can learn to rise above, the only one they end up hurting is themselves.
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@caricakes I've hardly done anything, but I appreciate that just the same, thank you so much ^^
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