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[VIDEO NEWS] Lawmakers from the conservative opposition Liberty Korea Party and their supporters protest the proposed constitutional amendment

Jan 16,2018
1) In Gwanghwamun Square, on Jan. 15, 20 legislators of the conservative opposition Liberty Korea Party and their supporters protested against the Moon administration’s proposal to amend the constitution.

2) The floor leader of the Liberty Korea Party, Kim Sung-tae, said, “The amendment of the constitution is a significant decision that could transform the entire political system of this nation. The decision shouldn’t be exclusively made by the president, and the amendment must not be initiated based on his authority.”

3) Na Kyung-won, another Liberty Korea Party lawmaker, said, “I am against the constitutional amendment that threatens the democracy of this country. It seems like the imperialistic presidential system of this country hasn’t ended yet.”

4) After they expressed messages including “We must stop the constitutional amendment decided solely by the current government and pursue one made by all the people,” and “We disagree with the constitutional amendment. An amendment made by the whole country is what the government should implement,” the legislators and party supporters ended their protest.

Video sourced from JTBC / JoongAng Ilbo
Produced by Jung Soo-kyung
Translated by Kim Hyeon-sung
Edited by Matthew Silberman