Cambodian Opposition Learns Non-Violent Protest Tactics i
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September 05, 2013
About 1,000 members of the Cambodian opposition have taken part in non-violent protest training for their upcoming mass rally against the results of July's election. Officials for the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Wednesday had their supporters practice how to react non-violently to police provocations, spot infiltrators in their ranks and avoid the use of abusive language.   After the session, some were asked to come on stage to demonstrate what they had learned, with other members of the opposition portraying security forces.   The government has deployed troops in the Cambodian capital before the planned demonstration and has warned about the rally turning violent.   But Kem Sokha, CNRP vice president, says a peaceful protest is the goal. VOA Khmer's Heng Reaksmey and Say Mony report from Phnom Penh.

Cambodian Opposition Learns Non-Violent Protest Tactics

Published September 05, 2013

About 1,000 members of the Cambodian opposition have taken part in non-violent protest training for their upcoming mass rally against the results of July's election. Officials for the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Wednesday had their supporters practice how to react non-violently to police provocations, spot infiltrators in their ranks and avoid the use of abusive language.   After the session, some were asked to come on stage to demonstrate what they had learned, with other members of the opposition portraying security forces.   The government has deployed troops in the Cambodian capital before the planned demonstration and has warned about the rally turning violent.   But Kem Sokha, CNRP vice president, says a peaceful protest is the goal. VOA Khmer's Heng Reaksmey and Say Mony report from Phnom Penh.