The Liberty Korea Party, the Our Republican Party and conservative groups staged a rally in Seoul on Oct. 3, calling for President Moon Jae-in and Justice Minister Cho Kuk to step down. They asserted that more than three million people gathered. The police did not estimate the number.
The rally took place around the Seoul Station and in and around the Gwanghwamun and Seoul Plazas. More than 5,400 police officers were deployed there.
Liberty Korea Party chief Hwang Kyo-ahn criticized the president, saying that the justice minister has to go to jail and the president is compromising state administration and national security in order to protect the justice minister. He also said that both the justice minister and the president have to apologize and resign.
The head of the opposition party has pursued a natural gathering of the conservatives. Much attention is being paid to whether the rally was the starting point of the gathering. Last month, he said at the National Assembly that a rally in the Gwanghwamun Plaza would lead to the natural gathering.