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Catholics have probably been the most determined in voicing their opposition to the impeached president

Ousting of Park: Its place in Korea's Catholic history

South Korea's impeached president Park Geun-Hye arrives at her private residence in Seoul on March 12. Park left the presidential Blue House two days after the Constitutional Court's verdict removed her from office over a massive corruption scandal. (Photo by AFP)

Cristian Martini Grimaldi, Seoul
South Korea

March 16, 2017

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Two days after South Korea's top court ousted Park Geun-hye from the presidency, the 64-year-old left the official residence of the country's head of state for the last time. Some 900 of her supporters showed up out front of the so-called Blue House to say their farewells.

At the same time anti-Park protesters were celebrating along the Gwanghwamun Plaza in central Seoul, the same location where they have protested against her since October of last year. In fact the day after Park was removed half a million Koreans gathered at the plaza to celebrate the news of the court's judgement.

This coming Saturday may see another huge parade in Seoul and among them will be thousands of Catholics who have been probably the most persistent in voicing their opposition of the impeached president.

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