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Former President Park Geun-hye undergoes questioning by prosecutors Updated: 2017-03-21 12:21:16 KST

We begin at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office where impeached President Park Geun-hye is being questioned over the corruption scandal that has had the nation in its grips for several months now.
The morning interrogation proceeded for about two and a half hours starting at 9:30 a.m. and has just resumed after a lunch break.
Let's connect to our Hwang Hojun at the prosecutors' office for more.
Hojun, you were there from very early this morning. Fill us in

Da-eun, Park Geun-hye arrived at 9:25 a.m, slightly earlier than scheduled and about 8 minutes after leaving her home.
Before entering the building, she made a brief stop behind the press line, where reporters shouted out questions and camera flashes popped.
As expected, Park delivered a prepared message.
Here's what she said.

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"I feel sorry to the public. I will faithfully go through the interrogation."


Prosecutors are expected to bombard Park with questions regarding the long list of charges she's facing and the interrogation is likely to go past midnight. so it's going to be a long day and night for the former president.

Security is at its peak, as protesters, most of whom are demonstrating against Park's arrest have gathered near the office.
In fact, even though I'm at least 300 meters away from the demonstrations, I can still hear the chanting from both sides.

The big question is whether prosecutors will seek an arrest warrant.
Some argue a warrant is unnecessary, as there's a low possibility of Park fleeing.
Others insist an arrest warrant is inevitable given the nature of the charges against Park and because she's failed to appear for questioning until now.
But we'll have to wait and see what the prosecutors say as things develop.
Back to you, Daeun.

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