Thais protest Buddha statue in German art display

Lotus leaf block in Phuket

Lotus leaf block. The Buddha of Phuket sits on a pedestal of lotus leaves. Photo: Sonfi99 (M.Gehring).

Thais protested Tuesday against the use of a Buddha statue in an art installation in southern Germany, saying the exhibition was disrespectful.

About 15 members of the World Fellowship of Buddhists marched outside the German embassy in Bangkok, waving banners in English, Thai and German saying “Stop disrespecting Buddha,” “Buddha is not an art object,” and “Buddha’s image is not furniture.”

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