Democratic Party floor leader Hong Ik-pyo described the attack as a “challenge against democracy” and called for a speedy investigation.
The incident has reignited discussions about the safety of high-profile political figures during campaign events, prompting calls for enhanced security measures.
Both Lee’s Democratic Party and the conservative People Power Party have urged their members to refrain from making comments that could escalate tensions.
Politicians have been cautioned against making statements that could further inflame voters.
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