The backlash in South Korea has been phenomenal, just take a look at the turn out for a candle light vigil on Saturday:
That's a huge number of people, and that's just one shot of several.
What is the most depressing though is that when I went and scanned Google News, the NYT, and other sites; there's absolutely nothing about Korea on any of them. Zip, nada. Its like its not happening, or the fact that the entire country is up in arms over corruption in the established power is just not important in the grand scheme of things.
The typical American doesn't really know what's going on in the world, and the regular news channels are happy to keep the population in the dark. You've got to work pretty hard to really understand that there are serious conflicts all across the planet playing out on a daily basis. I agree with Joi Ito that giving the international community a voice may be one of the best things that Blogging accomplishes.