May 2nd was the first anniversary of the candlelight vigils against beef import in SK.
On April 6 last year, “Andante”, an online group organized a campaign for impeachment of President Lee Myungbak. By June 16, more than 1.3 million Internet users had joined in the signature campaign.
On May 2, a large candlelight vigil against the resumption of U.S. beef import began. During the weekend, it attracted more than 12,000 participants, of whom an estimated 60% were middle and high school students. The teenagers also organized their own street rallies on six occasions prior to August 15.
People organized a protest for the first anniversary of the first candlelight vigil, but police arrested 105 again.