1. Thousands of people attending protest by Korean Confederation of Trade Unions in central Seoul
2. Protesters holding up posters reading (Korean) "Demanding the basic labour rights"
3. Poster reading (Korean): "President Park Geun-hye must step down!"
4. Various of protesters holding red banners reading (Korean) "Let's end, Park Geun-hye! Let's go! Strike!"
5. Seated protesters raising clenched fists
6. President of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions Han Sang-goon
7. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Han Sang-goon, President of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions: ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++
"The Park Geun-hye government must change the current policies favouring the chaebol (South Korean form of business conglomerate) to a caring policy for the labourers. We are demanding to solve the temporary worker problem and to raise the minimum wage."
8. Protesters singing on stage
9. Protesters with clenched fists singing
10. Protesters holding up signs
11. Various of protesters carrying flags of labour unions through crowd
Thousands took part in anti-government protests in cities across South Korea on Friday denouncing the labour policies of an increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye.
The rallies were orchestrated by the country's largest umbrella labour union.
They come about a week after police clashed violently in the capital Seoul with demonstrators denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.
A spokesman from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions said demonstrators were demanding an end to the country's temporary worker problem, and an increase in the minimum wage.
Labour organisations are critical of policies they say will reduce wages and job security as well as being unhappy with a revised pension system for government employees and the economic dominance of family-owned conglomerates known as chaebol.
Organisers said the rally of 10,000 people in Seoul was held without significant conflict with police.
However, sporadic clashes were reported in other cities.
Another large rally is planned in Seoul on Saturday when unionised workers plan to join groups supporting the families of the ferry disaster victims.
They have been calling for the government to allow a more thorough investigation into the cause of the sinking.
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