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Housing Activists Clash With Police

Some 100 demonstrators for housing rights clashed with police on Thursday, after they marched on Phnom Penh’s City Hall on Thursday to call for a solution for evictees of the neighborhood of Borei Keila. No serious injuries were reported, after the group ran into some 100 riot police with batons and shields. Heavy rains have created illnesses at an eviction site outside the capital, where former residents of Borei Keila have been forced to live to make way for city developers. About 60 families have not received adequate housing after the eviction, representatives said. (Khoun Theara, Phnom Penh)