South Korea’s Park Geun-hye: ‘I will bear all consequences’

The country’s former president was recently impeached, and still faces a trial, which could send her to jail.

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Park, who still faces a trial and the possibility of jail time, said through a spokesman:

I am sorry that I could not finish the mandate given to me as president. I will bear with me all the consequences. It will take time, but I believe the truth will be revealed.

Despite being removed from office, she remained at the presidential residence for close to 50 hours while her private home was readied. Many South Koreans pointed to this as evidence the president did not think she would be impeached.

Except for some remaining supporters, South Koreans largely celebrated Park’s ouster over the weekend in what many called a “victory” rally.

Washington Post correspondent Anna Fifield captured scenes from the candle light rally on her Instagram account:

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