Monday, September 16, 2013

Cambodia: violent clashes injure hundreds

Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; (
Cambodian protesters throw stones at police in Phnom Penh, Sept. 15, 2013 (AFP).
Discoveries in the jungle (WQ)
Police fired smoke grenades and water cannons in clashes with hundreds of demonstrators on Phnom Penh's waterfront on Sunday evening, leaving one protester dead and hundreds injured, amid heightened tensions in the Cambodian capital over the country's disputed national elections.
Opposition supporters are threatening to continue mass rallies ahead of the first scheduled session of parliament on September 23 which opposition leaders have declared they will boycott.
"Our vote is our life...they stole our votes; it's like stealing our lives."
Cambodian protesters clash with policeSam Rainsy, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), told about 20,000 protestors at a Sunday rally that opposition MPs will refuse to attend parliament unless the government of strongman prime minister Hun Sen allows an independent investigation into allegations of widespread vote rigging at the July 28 poll. More   

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