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].
한국 불교 1번지이자 최대 종단인 조계종 승려 1,000여명이 대선개입 규탄, 박근혜 정부 참회, 민주주의 수호를 염원하는 시국선언을 하고 있습니다. 여기는 조계사 입니다. pic.twitter.com/9YTs45Ex0A
— 미디어몽구 (@mediamongu) November 28, 2013
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).