Park cries dur­ing pub­lic ap­pear­ance

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Bat­tered by mas­sive protests and an im­peach­ment push, South Korea’s Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye wept dur­ing her first pub­lic ap­pear­ance since a huge po­lit­i­cal scan­dal ex­ploded in Oc­to­ber. Her visit to a ru­ral mar­ket came as the rul­ing party on Thurs­day urged her to step down in April next year. Mean­while, po­lice ar­rested a 48-yearold man ac­cused of set­ting fire to her fa­ther’s birth­place in a nearby city.

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