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Buddhist Monks Fireworks Citation: July 4th Celebration Causes Trouble

By    |   Monday, 07 Jul 2014 03:32 PM

A group of Buddhist monks was reportedly issued a citation for illegal fireworks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the Fourth of July.

Albuquerque Fire Department inspector Darrick Pino said the citation was written after authorities stumbled upon an audience watching a fireworks show from the Hoi Phuoc Buddhist Temple, The Associated Press reported, citing KRQE-TV.

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The monks were setting off a treasure trove of illegal fireworks, including Roman candles and mortars, Pino said.

Due to high fire danger in the area, Albuquerque was under fireworks restrictions.

A woman with the temple told authorities the monks didn't know about the fireworks ban because they don't watch TV, listen to the radio, or read newspapers.

"It's still your responsibility to know the laws of the land," Pino said.

The citations can carry a fine of up to $500 or 90 days in jail.

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