Lee Jae-myeong, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, left the emergency room of Green Hospital in Jungnang-gu to undergo pre-arrest interrogation (warrant review) at the Seoul Central District Court on the morning of the 26th.Representative Lee left the hospital in a car at around 8:30 a.m. that day, with a faint smile on his face as he was seen off by Democratic Party lawmakers. Representatives from the same party, including Chung Cheong-rae, Go Min-jeong, and Seo Young-kyo, came to the hospital to cheer on
Representative Lee wore a white shirt and black suit. He held a cane in one hand, and at times he stumbled, unable to keep his balance.
Representative Seo met with reporters after Representative Lee left and said, “The representative had a sharp look in his eyes, but when he came out, he looked at the person in front of him and stumbled. “He was shocked,” he said. When asked what kind of conversation he had with Representative Lee, he said, “He didn’t say anything. “He came out without saying a word.”
Supporters also chanted slogans안전놀이터 such as “Representative, cheer up!” toward Representative Lee. Representative Lee also responded by lightly raising his hand towards the supporters.
Supporters and opponents gathered in front of the Seoul Central District Court in Seocho-dong, Seoul, where the substantive examination of Representative Lee’s warrant will be held.
About 150 supporters, including Lee’s support groups, the Democratic Innovation Conference and the Candlelight Solidarity, occupied the sidewalk and one lane in front of the north and south wings of the Jeonggok Building on Beopwon-ro in front of the court entrance around 9 a.m. and chanted slogans calling for the dismissal of the arrest warrant. . They said, “We are Lee Jae-myung. Lee Jae-myung is not guilty. They set up a truck electronic display board with phrases such as “Dismiss the arrest warrant,” and waited for CEO Lee while waving banners.
On the other hand, about 30 members of the opposing group held a counter-rally in front of the west and east buildings of Jeonggok Building. They hung up banners such as ‘Suspect Lee Jae-myung is the torso’ and shouted slogans such as ‘Arrest Lee Jae-myung.’
Representative Lee’s warrant examination will be held at 10 am on this day in courtroom 321 of the Seoul Central District Court. The decision on whether or not Representative Lee will be arrested is expected to be announced late this night or early in the morning the next day.