Monks in clash

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The Independent Online
Some 1,000 dissident monks and supporters clashed with riot police in protests against earlier police intervention in Buddhist factional fighting, AP reports from Seoul.

Police twice had raided a central Seoul temple compound to halt fighting between factions of South Korea's largest Buddhist order. The violence left 78 people injured. Police arrested 350.

The dissidents gained their main demand when Suh Ui Hyun, accused by dissidents of corruption, resigned as chief monk.

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