Monks rally at Buddha Monthon in support of Sangha Supreme Council

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  • Monks rally at Buddha Monthon in support of Sangha Supreme Council
  • Monks rally at Buddha Monthon in support of Sangha Supreme Council
  • Monks rally at Buddha Monthon in support of Sangha Supreme Council
A group of Buddhist monks led by Phra Methi Thammacharn, secretary-general of Buddhism Protection Centre of Thailand rallied at Buddha Monthon in Nakhon Pathom Monday morning reportedly to pre-empt attempts to overthrow the Sangha Supreme Council.

The demonstrating monks claimed to represent networks of Buddhist monks throughout the country, including the Buddhism Protection Centre of Thailand and the Association of Buddhism Scholars.

Army troops were dispatched to the scene to keep order and participants were told not to bring their vehicles into Buddha Monthon but to walk instead.

The rally was peaceful however as no untoward incident was reported.

In recent weeks, the SSC and the National Buddhism Office have come under heavy criticisms for their refusal to order the defrocking of Phra Dhammakaya, abbot of Wat Dhammakaya as ruled by the late Supreme Patriarch for allegedly embezzling land donated to the temple by followers.