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Thousands of monks protested in Seoul Friday to seek an apology from the South Korean government for alleged anti-Buddhist remarks by a ruling party lawmaker who criticized temples for charging fees from visitors to national parks.

Jung Chung-rai, a lawmaker from the ruling Democratic Party of President Moon Jae-in, had allegedly compared temples with a legendary swindler known for selling river water for money.EFE

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