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Candlelight vigil to continue in Gwangju, demanding reform of prosecution

“검찰 개혁” 광주 촛불, 2차는 금남로에서

Candlelight vigil to continue in Gwangju, demanding reform of prosecution

 

Activists and citizens will hold a rally in Gwangjus Geumnam-ro on Saturday in support of Justice Minister Cho Kuk and his drive to reform the prosecution amid a probe into corruption allegations surrounding his family.

 

Jongmin Kim reports.

 

The first candlelight vigil started last week at around 5 p.m. in Jisan-dong, Donggu, where the regional prosecution's office is located, calling to push through with prosecutorial reform. An organizer of last weekend's rally claimed around one thousand mostly students gathered to voice the need for reform.

Another round of the candlelight vigil will take place tomorrow at Donggus Geumnam-ro by far-left groups from 6.p.m

 

Slogans for the candlelight rally are known to be "Reform the Prosecution" and "Protect Cho Kuk" and Disassemble Korea Liberty Party ” ― as they condemned the prosecution's widening probe into Cho's family as an attempt to deter the minister from reforming the elite investigation agency.

 

Organizers of the rally estimated a massive number of citizens will take part in the demonstration, as most of the participants agreed with his reform plans.

 

Justice Minister Cho Kuk earlier on Tuesday unveiled a set of sweeping measures to reform the prosecution that focus on improving the practice of probes and prioritizing human rights.

 

Meanwhile, those who oppose Cho will hold a separate rally in the vicinity of the candlelight vigil. They plan to call for the Minister to be dismissed and for President Moon Jae-In to resign.

 

The controversy surrounding Cho has effectively divided Koreans into two groups those who support him and those who don't and prompted them to hold respective rallies in public places to voice their opinions.

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