A massive demonstration, with a total of 130,000 protesters, was held at various spots in downtown Seoul on Nov. 14 to condemn the Park Geun-hye administration’s policies over various issues, including the aftermaths of Sewol ferry disaster, the state-authored history textbook issue and layoff policies.
As demonstrators and the police clashed near Gwanghwamun Plaza around 5 p.m., the police hit back at protests with water cannons to get disperse the crowd. The demonstration continued through the evening.
In the meantime, Baek Nam-gi, an elderly protestor, was knocked down by the police water cannon while taking part during the demonstration. He was rushed to the Seoul National University hospital to undergo brain surgery.
Subtitled by Sewol Ferry Worldwide Supporters Translation Team, John Georgie