Buddhist monk brawl caught on video

Raw video: Disagreement between 'non-violent' monks turns violent


Some monks aren’t as peaceful as they seem.

A disagreement over management at a temple in China led to a fistfight among three monks, captured in a video that went viral.

The video shows two monks in brown robes grappling, while a third monk dressed in yellow circles around them, landing cheap shots.

The footage first appeared on a Chinese social media service, with a message purportedly written by the chief monk of Ningguo Temple in Yangzhou saying higher-ups at the temple decided to expel the three unruly monks, the South China Morning Post reports.

The newspaper, citing, added that the chief monk said the three got in a fight because they disagreed over management issues at the temple.

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