Critics of South Korea's impeached president Park call for her arrest

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Reading the decision, acting Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi said: "The negative effects of the president's actions and their repercussions are grave, and the benefits to defending the Constitution by removing her from office are overwhelmingly large". Supporters and protestors gathered outside the courthouse, and there were violent clashes with police.

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency was planning to deploy almost 20,000 officers and hundreds of buses to separate the two crowds, whose passionate rallies have divided the streets near the presidential palace in the past several weekends as the scandal worsened.

South Korea's parliament impeached President Park Geun-Hye in December on 13 separate counts stemming from a wide-ranging corruption and abuse of power scandal.

Pictures went viral, showing the judge walking to her office apparently aware of the faux pas. She grew up in the Blue House, the presidential mansion, as the daughter of late dictator Park Chung-hee, who ruled from 1961 to 1979.

25 Oct, 2016: Ms Park makes her first public apology for giving Ms Choi access to draft speeches during the first months of her presidency.

Two people died in demonstrations and frenzy following a historic ruling in South Korea to remove its first female president.

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The Constitutional Court on Friday readies to deliver its impeachment verdict on Park Geun-hye. But there have been worries that Park's ouster would further polarize the country and cause violence.

A spokeswoman for the protesters supporting the court's decision, Choi In-sook, told Reuters they were demanding the arrest of their former leader.

Park ignored months of protests by millions of Koreans calling for her resignation.

Three people involved in protests on Friday died, and there are expected to be more rallies on Saturday. As The New Yorker has detailed, the South Korean National Intelligence Service and the Ministry of Defense covertly posted "some 22 million tweets and thousands of online messages accusing Park's opponents, of, among other things, being North Korean sympathizers".

Hundreds of demonstrators, both for and against Park, have gathered at the courthouse, which was blockaded by police buses.

Shocking pictures show supporters of the former president getting into scuffles with police, who formed a human shield to keep the agitators from the court. They also allege Choi helped choose Park's ministers and clothes. They also say she can not be held legally responsible for the sinking.

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