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Ousted South Korea leader expressed defiance in first remarks upon returning home

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UPDATE March 12 at 8:03am |  Park speaks out...

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office.

In her first public comments since the court's ruling, Park said in statement, "Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly come out."


UPDATE March 10 at 6:49am |  At least two protesters died on Friday during demonstrations that broke out in the South Korean capital, Seoul, after the unanimous decision to impeach president Park Guen-hye was announced.

According to a USA Today report, another 30 protesters and police officers were injured in the violent clashes.

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Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-hye are blocked by police as they march towards the Constitutional Court after a rally opposing her impeachment in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 10, 2017. In a historic ruling Friday, South Korea's Constitutional Court formally removed the impeached president from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil, worsened an already-serious national divide and led to calls for sweeping reforms. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-hye are blocked by police as they march towards the Constitutional Court after a rally opposing her impeachment in Seoul, South Korea, Friday.

Here is video of last night's protests from Instagram user @namhun_cho_1992.

Original story

South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on Friday over a corruption scandal that gripped the country for months, Reuters reported. The decision comes after Park was stripped of her presidential powers in December pending the court's judgement.

Ousted South Korea leader expressed defiance in first remarks upon returning home

WATCH | South Korea impeached President Park Geun-hye

The impeachment of Park makes her the first democratically elected leader to be forced out of office. A presidential election will be held in 60 days, according to the constitution. 

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