Protests rock S Korea after president removed from office

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.

Photo by: (AFP)
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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.

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