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South Korea: A Thousand Buddhist Monks Join Protests Against Election Manipulation

Spurred by the latest revelation about South Korean government's systemic interference in the latest presidential election, more and more religious leaders have begun to speak out. Following Catholic leaders’ mass candlelight vigils, the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism held a protest at Jogyesa- the chief temple of the Order. Prominent citizen journalist @Mediamongu tweeted this image with short description [ko]. 

The biggest order of Korean Buddhism- the Jogye Order's 1000 monks [note: local article tells [ko] that is about 10 percent of the total number of monks from the Jogye Order] called for Park Geun-hye government's apology and denounced the election manipulation and prayed for protection of democracy’, here at Jogyesa (or Jogye Temple). 

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