The country has plunged into uncertainty after a constitutional court upheld a parliamentary decision to impeach and oust Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal involving Samsung's chief and other bigwigs.

Park is the country's first democratically elected leader to be fired.
Park is the country's first democratically elected leader to be fired.

South Korean protesters supporting impeached leader Park Geun-hye held demonstrations in central Seoul on Saturday.

The protest comes a day after the country's constitutional court upheld a parliamentary decision to impeach Park over a corruption scandal.

The case involves Samsung's director who is accused of offering millions of dollars in bribes to receive governmental support for merging two of its companies.

Park — the country's first democratically elected leader to be fired — denies the role in the scandal.

The constitutional court formally removed impeached Park from office on Friday in a verdict that has plunged the country into political turmoil and worsened a serious national divide.

Pro-Park protests and clashes with police after the decision have resulted in two deaths.

TRT World's Joseph Kim looks at the current protests causing upheaval in South Korea.

Source: TRT World