Minor progressive party leaders resign over election scandal
Cho Joon-ho, one of the UPP’s four Co-chairs and the leader of the party’s internal probe investigation team into the March primary rigging scandal, was brutally beaten by the largest faction members who don’t agree on Cho’s claim that the election was rigged. When Cho tried to leave the meeting hall, some members grabbed his hair and blocked his way. Another Co-chair, Rhyu Si-min, also brawled with party members when he was trying to protect Co-chairwoman Sim Sang-jeong.
The meeting was held in Ilsan Kintex, Gyeonggi, starting from 2 p.m., but has been adjourned at 11 p.m., in the midst of chaotic and violent protests.
Kim Hee-jin Staff reporter