On the 30th, the same day that former President Park Geun-hye was released under a special amnesty at 12:00 p.m., the 400-meter walkway in front of Samsung Seoul Hospital, where former President Park was receiving inpatient treatment, was covered with wreaths congratulating the amnesty. Supporters are also gathering around the hospital ahead of the amnesty welcome rally that night.
Around 12 noon on that day, delivery trucks full of wreaths were coming and going around Samsung Seoul Hospital in Ilwon-dong, Gangnam-gu. Inside the tent installed by the Republican Party at the front door of the hospital, two dedicated personnel received the wreaths and recorded the destination one by one. Outside, workers in blue vests with shoulder straps such as ‘Defeat the Scandal’ and ‘Non-Impeachment’ were busy arranging wreaths that often fall due to strong winds, and some YouTubers relayed this situation. Our Republican Party said that as of 2pm, 500 wreaths were delivered and a total of 1,000 are expected to be displayed in front of hospitals by the afternoon.
The Republican Party and the Taegeukgi Revolutionary People’s Movement Headquarters hold a press conference in front of the hospital starting at 10 pm on the same day, ‘Welcome to pardon Park Geun-hye and nullify impeachment’. On the road around the assembly hall, ‘I wish President Park Geun-hye a recovery’ and ‘The release begins! Until President Park Geun-hye’s honor is restored!’ ‘President Park Geun-hye, stay strong!’ A placard with the contents was hung up.
Supporters have been gathering in front of the hospital since morning to attend the late-night rally. Seomo (76), who I met in front of Ilwon Station on Subway Line 3, said, “I came early because I was curious about the atmosphere. An official from the Republican Party of Korea said, “As it is the day when former President Park is pardoned, many people are expected to gather.
The amnesty procedure for former President Park will take place in the hospital around 12 pm that night. When the correctional authorities deliver a pardon to former President Park and the guards in the ward withdrew, the procedure is complete. After that, former President Park will receive security support as a former president, which will be in charge of the Presidential Security Service and the police in turn.
Former President Park, who was hospitalized on the 22nd of last month due to deterioration in health, is expected to stay in the hospital after release and receive treatment until February 2nd next year.
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