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South Korea: Two dead as protests against Park’s impeachment turn violent in Seoul01:47

South Korea: Two dead as protests against Park’s impeachment turn violent in Seoul

Korea, Republic of, Seoul
March 10, 2017 at 11:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

Two people died and at least 8 were injured after clashes broke out between police and thousands of supporters of South Korean President Park Geun Hye's who rallied near the Constitutional Court in Seoul on Friday to oppose their decision to uphold the president’s impeachment.

Police used tear gas and batons against the protesters who tried to breach the court and break through police barricades. Blood could be seen on the ground near the police barricades.

Pro-Park protesters were met by thousands of counter-protesters who celebrated the court's ruling.

Park was impeached by parliament in December 2016 after facing accusations of conspiring to extort tens of millions of dollars from South Korean businesses along with her close friend Choi Soon-sil. She has officially been expelled from office and could face criminal charges for her role in the corruption case.

Park is the first democratically elected South Korean president to be forced from office. An election now must be held within two months to choose her successor.

Video courtesy of DKDKTV

South Korea: Two dead as protests against Park’s impeachment turn violent in Seoul01:47
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Two people died and at least 8 were injured after clashes broke out between police and thousands of supporters of South Korean President Park Geun Hye's who rallied near the Constitutional Court in Seoul on Friday to oppose their decision to uphold the president’s impeachment.

Police used tear gas and batons against the protesters who tried to breach the court and break through police barricades. Blood could be seen on the ground near the police barricades.

Pro-Park protesters were met by thousands of counter-protesters who celebrated the court's ruling.

Park was impeached by parliament in December 2016 after facing accusations of conspiring to extort tens of millions of dollars from South Korean businesses along with her close friend Choi Soon-sil. She has officially been expelled from office and could face criminal charges for her role in the corruption case.

Park is the first democratically elected South Korean president to be forced from office. An election now must be held within two months to choose her successor.

Video courtesy of DKDKTV

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