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Thousands of South Koreans march on 2nd day of anti-government protests

  • Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions shout slogans while raising banners reading "Let's end Park Geun-hye and Let's go on general strike" during a rally against the government policy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 24, 2015. Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in cities across South Korea denouncing the labor policies of the increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions shout slogans while raising banners reading "Let's end Park Geun-hye and Let's go on general strike" during a rally against the government policy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 24, 2015. Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in cities across South Korea denouncing the labor policies of the increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and members of labor union of state employees perform during a rally against the government labor policy in front of the Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Members of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and members of labor union of state employees perform during a rally against the government labor policy in front of the Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and members of labor union of state employees shout slogans during a rally against the government labor policy in front of the Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Members of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and members of labor union of state employees shout slogans during a rally against the government labor policy in front of the Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of South Koreans are marching in Seoul for the second straight day to protest government labor policies and handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.

An official from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions said Saturday that more than 30,000 people are expected at a series of afternoon rallies denouncing policies they fear will reduce wages, job security and retirement benefits for state employees.

Another large rally is expected in the evening when the unionized workers plan to join groups supporting the relatives of the ferry disaster victims.

Dozens were injured last Saturday in a clash between police and demonstrators calling for a new investigation into the government's response to the sinking.