3rd protester dies as S. Korea braces for more rallies

Updated - March 11, 2017 07:18 am IST

Published - March 11, 2017 06:53 am IST - SEOUL:

Protesters shout slogans during a rally calling for impeached President Park Geun-hye's arrest in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday.

Protesters shout slogans during a rally calling for impeached President Park Geun-hye's arrest in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday.

South Korean police are bracing for more violence between opponents and supporters of ousted President Park Geun-hye, who was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into a political turmoil.

Three people died and dozens were injured in clashes between police and Ms. Park’s supporters after the ruling on Friday, according to police, which detained seven protesters for questioning.

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency is planning on Saturday to deploy nearly 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.

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