October 2016: Thousands Protest Amidst South Korea Scandal
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.
1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger
- Thousands Protest Amidst South Korea Scandal
- On Oct. 29, 2016, scandal in South Korea erupts. A woman named Choi Soon-sil is said to have been exerting influence over the South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Ms. Choi was apparently involved in government business, including influence over policies, without having government clearance. Ms. Choi is also the daughter of religious cult leader, Choi Tae-min, who was President Park's mentor. The people of South Korea have taken to the streets, asking for President Park's resignation from office.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon