>> Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans taking to the streets of Seoul Saturday in a candlelight rally to demand President Park Geun-hye steps down. Park was impeached by parliament over a corruption scandal in December. She has been stripped of her powers while the Constitutional Court decides whether to uphold the impeachment.
Park has been accused of colluding with a friend, Choi Sun-sil to pressure big businesses to donate to foundations, setup to back with President's policy initiatives. The daughter of the former military ruler, Park has denied any wrong doing, as has Choi. If the impeachment is upheld, Park will become the first democratically elected leader to be removed from office.
A new election would have to be called in 60 days to pick a new leader for a full 5-year term. A verdict is expected to be reached in March. Organizers of the rally estimated the crowd at around one million people. The protest was largely peaceful, with songs and speeches striking a festive tone mixed with angry calls for Park to quit.