Protests have broken out in South Korea after a court decided to uphold the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-Hye. She is accused of allowing her confidante, Choi Soon-Sil to meddle in state affairs, including senior nominations.
Supporters of disgraced former President Park Geun-hye have rallied outside a Seoul court as her corruption trial got underway. Park, who was impeached in December, is also charged with extortion and abuse of power.
More than 70 percent of the country wanted Park removed from office but the decision has sown deep divisions. Authorities warned the military to be wary of North Korean attempts to capitalize on the situation.
The Constitutional Court in Seoul has upheld the decision to remove President Park Geun-hye from office following a corruption scandal. A new election will have to be held within 60 days.
Choi Soon-sil, the friend of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail. She was accused of using her presidential ties to get her daughter into Ewha Women's University.
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