Former South Korean president arrested, jailed

Former South Korea President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over corruption allegations that ended her four-year rule and prompted an election to find a successor, The Associated Press reported.

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A black sedan carrying Park was among a convoy of vehicles that entered a detention facility near Seoul before dawn after the Seoul Central District Court granted a prosecutors' request to arrest her.

Park supporters waved national flags and shouted "president" as Park's car entered the facility. An opponent held up a mock congratulatory ribbon with flowers that read "Park Geun-hye, congratulations for entering prison. Come out as a human being after 30 years."

Prosecutors can detain Park for up to 20 days, during which they are expected to formally charge her and have her jailed during the next several months of court procedures.

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