Security concerns arise as the leader of the opposition in South Korea is currently in intensive care after being stabbed.

Lee Jae-myung, the leader of the Democratic party, underwent a more than two-hour surgery to repair a major blood vessel after being attacked.

Following the shocking attack on South Korea’s opposition leader, Lee Jae-myung remains in intensive care, prompting calls for better protection for politicians.

Surgeons operated on Lee to repair a major blood vessel in his neck that was sliced during the knife attack.

“The attack on Chairman Lee Jae-myung was a clear challenge and threat to democracy,” said an official from the Democratic Party.

The incident has raised concerns about the safety of politicians during campaigns in a country with a history of political violence and strict gun ownership restrictions.

A witness at the scene of the attack emphasized the need for professional security protection for political leaders.

Lee was transported from Busan, where the attack took place, to Seoul for the surgery. He is currently recovering in the intensive care unit.

The attack has shocked both Lee’s party and his rivals, leading to a scaling back of public events and appeals to refrain from inflammatory comments.

Lee is currently on trial for alleged bribery, which he denies, referring to the allegations as “fiction” and a “political conspiracy”.

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