Politics | South Korean singing star surprises demonstrators at massive protest
South Korean singer Yang Hee-eun sings during the massive demonstration in Seoul on Saturday in support of the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations. Photo: YouTube
South Korean singer Yang Hee-eun sings during the massive demonstration in Seoul on Saturday in support of the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations. Photo: YouTube

South Korean singing star surprises demonstrators at massive protest

Singer joins huge crowd in Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square on Saturday and sings three popular protest songs

November 28, 2016 12:51 PM (UTC+8)

South Korean singer Yang Hee-eun made a surprise appearance at the massive demonstration in Seoul on Saturday.

The 64-year-old singer braved the cold wind and wet snow and encouraged the 1.6 million-strong crowd in Gwanghwamun Square when she sang three iconic protest songs, the Korea Times reported on Sunday.

Yang sang her three iconic protest songs – Morning Dew, To the Land of Hope and Evergreen Tree – that were banned during the 1961-79 presidency of former president Park Chung-hee, current President Park Geun-hye’s father.

The last line of her song Evergreen Tree was, “We shall overcome and be victorious.”

On Saturday night Yang posted a thank you message on her Instagram account. “I sang the (three) songs with people at Gwanghwamun. It was awesome,” she wrote.

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