The Blue House and ‘the five sins’
Moon has finally opened the doors of what was previously an impregnable fortress, holding a hand out to his people and promising prosperity.
- Wednesday, 30 August 2017
For years, the narrow alleys in the streets surrounding Seoul’s presidential Blue House had been packed with police conscripts. Plain-clothed presidential guards would ask local residents on their way home where they were going or use police buses to form improvised roadblocks in order to keep hundreds of thousands of protesters away from the palace. These protesters sat nearby for months, holding candles and calling for former President Park Geun-hye to resign.