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South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister handpicked by President Moon Jae-in

Thousands of protesters rallied in South Korea's capital Seoul to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors.

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Protestors in central Seoul waving the Korean national flag. (Express Photo by Neha Banka)

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Protestors chant patriotic slogans in support of South Korea at the protests at Gwanghwamun Square. (Express Photo: Neha Banka)

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Protestors hold up the South Korean national flag at Gwanghwamun Square. (Express Photo: Neha Banka)

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A woman holds national flags of the US and South Korea at Gwanghwamun Square. (Express Photo: Neha Banka)

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A protestor holds an anti-Moon Jae-in poster at Gwanghwamun Square. (Express Photo: Neha Banka)

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Protestors at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul’s city center on Wednesday, calling for the ouster of South Korea's justice minister Cho Kuk. (Express Photo: Neha Banka)

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Protestors assembled at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul’s city center on Wednesday, calling for the ouster of South Korea's justice minister Cho Kuk. (Express Photo: Neha Banka)

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A large banner at Gwanghwamun Square criticising South Korean president Moon Jae-in for being sympathetic towards North Korea. (Express Photo: Neha Banka)

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Conservative party members sing patriotic songs on a temporary stage constructed in Gwanghwamun Square and urge protestors to denounce Moon Jae-in's policies. (Express Photo: Neha Banka)