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Published time: January 26, 2014 18:03

Violence in Cambodia as protesters demand release of labor activists

Riot police in Cambodia clashed with anti-government protesters in the capital on Sunday, leaving several people injured. About 300 demonstrators rallied in Phnom Penh to demand the release of 23 protesters arrested during a crackdown earlier this month. When police blocked demonstrators from entering a park, protesters hurled rocks, water bottles, and metal barricades toward security forces, who retaliated with batons and tasers. The protesters are calling for Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has led the country for almost three decades, to step down and for new elections to be held.

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