Artist defends nude portrait of Korea’s Park after brush with law

A supporter of South Korean President Park Geun-hye defaces a painting titled "Dirty Sleep" at the National Assembly in SeoulAn impressionist-style painting of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye lying in the nude has caused a new uproar in a country already engulfed in a corruption scandal and political crisis. Conservative supporters of Park, who has been stripped of her powers as she awaits a decision on her impeachment, took down the painting on Tuesday as it hung in an exhibition of works featuring Park, and threw it on the floor, media said. Police were called to control the situation and arrested the Park supporters on charges of damaging property, Yonhap news agency said.

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