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Peace Marchers Dispersed by City Security Personneli
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May 13, 2014 6:56 PM
About 50 Cambodian youths were prevented by city security personnel from performing a peace march in the capital on Tuesday. The youth, from the Working Group for Peace, had hoped to hold a non-violent march near Wat Phnom, a city landmark, to the Royal Palace, to mark Buddha’s birthday, but they were dispersed by security personnel. A representative said security forces made threats and intimidating acts, calling the ban “beyond words.” Small groups continue to push against a nationwide ban on assembly that was enacted after massive pro-opposition demonstrations in January. (Suy Heimkhemra, Phnom Penh)

Peace Marchers Dispersed by City Security Personnel

Published May 14, 2014

About 50 Cambodian youths were prevented by city security personnel from performing a peace march in the capital on Tuesday. The youth, from the Working Group for Peace, had hoped to hold a non-violent march near Wat Phnom, a city landmark, to the Royal Palace, to mark Buddha’s birthday, but they were dispersed by security personnel. A representative said security forces made threats and intimidating acts, calling the ban “beyond words.” Small groups continue to push against a nationwide ban on assembly that was enacted after massive pro-opposition demonstrations in January. (Suy Heimkhemra, Phnom Penh)