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Wat Willow Buddhist temple tentatively reopens without monks as protests continue

Protests continued outside a West Long Beach Cambodian Buddhist temple Monday during a reopening celebration hosted by its embattled board of directors.

Nearly 20 monks from around Southern California joined members of the Khemara Buddhikarama Temple, known by many as Wat Willow, for an hours-long blessing ceremony celebrating the reopening of the temple.

The temple was closed for over 10 days for minor repairs, including new locks installed by the board of directors after a faction of the congregation trespassed in protest of the eviction of two monks, including the head monk the Venerable Thet Sim.

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