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    Protesters supporting South Korean President Park Geun-hye clash with riot policemen near the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea, in this photo taken by Kyodo on March 10, 2017

    South Korea Impeachment Protests Kill Two Including 72-Year-Old Man

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    Two people have died in clashes during protests over the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — The December parliamentary vote to impeach Park has been upheld by South Korea's Constitutional Court earlier in the day.

    Two people injured while protesting the court ruling in central Seoul have died, the Yonhap news service cited police as saying on Friday.

    One of the deceased is a 72-year-old man found bleeding from his head near the Constitutional Court midday Friday and pronounced dead in hospital.

    Details of the second death have not been disclosed.

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