(VOA News) Buddhist monks are protesting a wave of violence targeting the Buddhist community in Bangladesh.

About 200 monks marched peacefully in Bangkok, some carrying banners pleading for peace and harmony. Others carried posters demanding an end to “Muslim Terrorism” against Bangladesh’s small Buddhist community.

A monk from Chittagong, Phra Jyotisen Bhikko, called for U.N. help.

“If the U.N. intervenes, if it tells the Bangladesh government to stop all this, then I think it will stop. Even now temples and our villages are being attacked. If the U.N. intervenes then I hope this will stop”

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