A five-day mayoral funeral for Park Won-soon began in Seoul on Monday amid controversy surrounding the farewell for the politician and activist, who was found dead last week after allegations of sexual harassment emerged.

The body of Park, who was popular with citizens and the only mayor to be re-elected twice in Seoul, was found on a hill in the city on Friday, hours after he left his home and a note saying he was "sorry to everyone" and especially to his family for "causing only pain." EFE-EPA