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President Park Geun-hye was stripped of her powers over a corruption scandal, and this has plunged the country into a political turmoil. The Police braced for more violence between opponents and supporters.
The Police agency was planning to deploy nearly 20,000 officers and hundreds of buses to separate the two crowds, whose rallies had divided the streets near the presidential palace.
The scandal caused the stunning fall of Park Geun-hye, first female leader of South Korea, and is the first President to be impeached since democracy replaced dictatorship in the later 1980s.
A inner civil war is the last thing South Korea wants at the moment, being a country with no President (at least till a new President is appointed in the next 2 months), having high-tensions with North Korea over the firing of missiles and being economically retaliated by China over the installation of US anti-missile system THAAD on it’s soil.