#5 Park, 66 Holds A Loyal Following, Especially Among The Elderly
Despite the sentence, Park still holds a loyal following in South Korea, especially among the elderly. They supported her hawkish line on North Korea and fondly remember her father, who ruled for 18 years from 1961 and lifted the country out of poverty following the Korean war. Thousands of protestors gathered outside the court in support of their leader and chanted national anthem. Upon hearing Park's sentence protestors began screaming loudly with a number of them marching in the streets and blocking traffic.