Dec. 10; Celebrating International Human Rights Day in Cambodia.

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Dec. 10; Celebrating International Human Rights Day in Cambodia.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:32 am

Celebrations of Human Rights Day has already begun as authorities closed down a public discussion forum in Kampot on Friday, and two further celebrations planned for today in Kampot will not be allowed by the authorities, according to a Licadho spokesperson.
Meanwhile, in Phnom Penh the tension is high between those who wish to march or assemble, and the city authorities who say that Human Rights Day is best celebrated by staying quietly at home. There may be an attempt by demonstrators to march from Freedom Park to Wat Botum, and there may be attempts to prevent this by the authorities.
Thousands of protesters were on a collision course with authorities ahead of International Human Rights Day on Saturday, with Phnom Penh’s City Hall warning would-be marchers to celebrate their human rights at home.

Authorities on Friday vowed to “maintain order” as organizers planned events seemingly in open defiance of City Hall’s earlier rejection of their proposals.

“The authorities will not allow us to have an event in Freedom Park, but Plan A is to assemble at Freedom Park,” said Prum Sophal, secretary-general of the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee, which represents 22 NGOs.
Between 3,500 and 5,000 people are set to assemble there on Saturday, despite the expectation of a clash, to commemorate what is also a national holiday in Cambodia, he said.

According to a proposal laid out by Mr. Sophal, the protesters’ Plan B is no less provocative.

“If there are forces…blocking us from Freedom Park, we will move to Wat Phnom,” he said.

In a letter last month, City Hall officials rejected a request for protesters to march 2.5 km from Freedom Park to Wat Botum... ... sh-121788/
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Re: Dec. 10; Celebrating International Human Rights Day in Cambodia.

Post by Username Taken » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:17 am

"march from Freedom Park to Wat Phomn"

. . . to Wat Botum!
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...
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