Candle light vigils to protest the South Korean National Intelligence Service’s abuse of social media to influence the last Presidential Election continue. For this the 31st weekly Pan-Citizen Candlelight Rally in Seoul people gather despite the snow and rain.
— 점잖은 고양이 (@saramimeonjeoda) February 8, 2014
People are outraged at the aquittal of former Seoul police chief Kim Yong-pan, one of the key figures involved in the alleged meddling in the 2012 presidential election by the nation’s spy agency.
The Seoul Central District Court found Kim innocent, Thursday, citing a lack of evidence to prove that he downsized a police investigation into allegations that agents of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) engaged in an online smear campaign against opposition presidential candidates.
Image~ Kim Yong-pan, former chief of Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA), sits before an audit by the National Assembly Security and Public Administration Committee, Tuesday, refusing to take the oath, while other participants stand up to do so. Kim appeared before the session to face questions about the SMPA’s downscaled investigation into the National Intelligence Service’s alleged meddling in the 2012 presidential election. He stated his ongoing trial as a reason not to take the oath.
눈발 날려 젖은 광장에 모인 촛불시민들-우산 쓰신 백기완 선생께서는 오늘도 청계광장 앞줄에 앉으셨고, 이남종 열사를 추모하는 이들은 서울역에서 외친다. “박근혜 퇴진, 특검 실시”(사진-여러 말벗) pic.twitter.com/AybAnKSLZP
— gree(no-FTA) (@21gree) February 8, 2014
— 꽃따지#바보가꿈꾸는세상 (@oksun1999) February 8, 2014
청계광장에서는 이 시간 이 추위에도 촛불을 드는 수백병의 사람들이 있습니다 박근혜정부의 민주주의 파괴와 노동탄압을 심판하는 촛불..여기서도 영화 또하나의약속을 소개합니다 pic.twitter.com/QaZrbtHeLc
— 반올림(sharps) (@sharpsglory) February 8, 2014
— 칼날 위에 걸린 저녁노을 (@nobody1308) February 8, 2014