|A member of a civil organization in Daegu calling for former President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment cries for joy after the Constitutional Court decided unanimously to impeach Park on Mar. 10. / Korea Times file|
By Eom Da-sol
After the Constitutional Court’s impeachment announcement on Friday, 7,000 citizens in the square screamed with joy.
A big whale balloon, which symbolizes the Sewol ferry disaster that claimed 304 lives in 2014, flew above the crowd.
Many former supporters have since then turned their backs on Park. Candlelit protests were held every Saturday in the city.
Meanwhile, remaining Park supporters held a protest on Jan. 26 calling for nullification of the impeachment bill for which the parliament voted in December.
At the last anti-Park protest, Lee Yong-soo, a victim of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during the Japanese colonial period (1910-45), said, “Park was elected by us, and we dragged her down from the position.”
‘Citizens are the rulers of the nation. We should continue our best efforts so the (Park) situation is not repeated.”