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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Roh Has Koreans' Support

SEOUL, South Korea -- Impeached President Roh Moo-hyun began forming his legal defense team Sunday as South Korea braced for more massive anti-impeachment protests.

Rival North Korea -- in a veiled reference to the historic move to oust Roh -- meanwhile expressed concern over a "very unstable" political situation and "unprecedented confusion" in the South.

Citing the state of affairs, Pyongyang requested that a round of inter-Korean economic talks, scheduled to begin Monday in the South, be switched to the Northern city of Kaesong, according to an official North Korean radio broadcast monitored by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

The Constitutional Court, which will rule on whether the impeachment of Roh was constitutional, plans to meet on Thursday to review the case.

Dubbed by some as a "coup without guns," the opposition-controlled parliament stunned the nation Friday by impeaching Roh on charges of violating election rules and incompetence.

Opinion polls show that about 7 in 10 South Koreans oppose the impeachment.

On Saturday night, about 50,000 angry demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown Seoul, singing songs, waving candles and holding placards reading: "Defend Democracy!"

In the run-up to the controversial impeachment, one Roh supporter set himself on fire and another tried to drive his car up the National Assembly steps and into the building.