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Riot Police Demonstrates at Freedom Park... Huh???
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October 21, 2013
by John Vink
Ahead of a planned 3-day mass demonstration of the opposition CNRP, the cambodian riot police held a demonstration of force at 'Freedom Park' (also called 'Democracy Park'), the area usually assigned by the authorities for demonstrations. This left the Grassroots People's School of Democracy no alternative but to organise their event with discussions about the cambodian constitution and their personal experience thereof in a park nearby, under the watchfull eye of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
Meanwhile, many of the police forces being very busy rehearsing their moves in crowd control at 'Freedom Park', the workers of the SL Garment factory, caught in a labour conflict with their direction for several weeks (see
) had not too much difficulty reaching Prime Minister Hun Sen's house near Independence Monument.