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Hundreds of Park supporters protest outside private residence Updated: 2017-03-30 08:41:16 KST

Our Kwon Jang-ho is just outside the private home of the former president, in Samseong-dong, Seoul. Jangho, we understand hundreds of Park’s supporters have been gathering since the early hours of the morning, but it looks like the scene has been cleared up a bit now.

It’s been very hectic here this morning.
Several hundred very vocal and passionate supporters of the former president have gathered here, a couple hundred of whom have been here all night.
But if you look behind me, there are several hundred more police officers that have been brought in to control them.
These are far greater numbers than last week, when Park was called in for questioning by state prosecutors.
There have been a few clashes, and I saw at least two people being taken away in ambulances.
Injuries have been more of an acute concern as well, as Park’s supporters are generally older, in their 50s or above.
They’ve also been confronting members of the press, as they partly blame the media for Park’s downfall.
But as the police cleared the roads to make way for Park’s motorcade, the protesters have been somewhat dispersed, although they're still protesting loudly and making their voices heard.

We can see the motorcade is waiting for Park. When she makes her exit from her home today, there is a possibility that it could be a very long time until she returns to this house any movement yet?

Not yet.
We’re still waiting for Park to come out.
Just behind me is the front gate of Park’s private residence, where she has been living since her impeachment earlier this month.
She has not left the house since then, except for the interrogation at the prosecutors' office last week.
But she has been meeting with her lawyers almost every day as she prepares for her upcoming trial.
She is expected to come out any minute now, and if it’s like last week, she will get into the car quickly and be driven away.
She will then make the short 10-minute journey to the Seoul Central District Court, where she is scheduled to appear at 10:30 a.m.
Of course, if the warrant for her arrest is granted, that means this house could be empty again for a very long time.

Thanks Jangho. Our Kwon Jangho live from ousted President Park Geun-hye's private home in southern part of Seoul.
Reporter : kwon@arirang.com
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