South Korea political crisis intensifies

The economic and political crisis that saw repeated general strikes and demonstrations of over a million people against President Park from late 2015 onwards has continued into this year. The last two weekends have seen more huge mobilisations of up to a million people against the President and her supporters, see here and here. The labour movement has also very active in these protests calling for an end to union repression, more secure jobs and better wages and conditions. On top of these protests, the issue of a new USA missile system, the THAAD, has sparked more opposition and protests among South Koreans.