Lym Heng, a coffee shop owner in Prampi Makara district, is not Vietnamese, but most of the customers sitting down to watch a Hong Kong movie at his tables are.
As the sit-in across from the National Assembly continued to grow in its fourth day, the government responded to the protests on Thursday with hints that Sam Rainsy could be arrested if there were any “problems.”
CPP Officials Say Rally Must Move
A massive sit-in across from the National Assembly entered its third day Wednesday, with vows from the opposition not to move and charges from the government that protesters had broken promises to relocate.
But Demonstrators, Gov’t Still at Odds
A major confrontation between the government and opposition leaders staging a sit-in in front of the National Assembly was avoided after a late-night meeting brokered by the UN.
Through heat and rain, from night to day, thousands have gathered in the park across from the National Assembly—dubbed “Democracy Place”—by the opposition since Monday morning.
Vows to Continue Election Vigils
Fearing violence against protesters, Sam Rainsy on Monday called for soldiers and police serving the government to point their guns at “the leader of national traitors” if they are ordered to shoot civilians.
Despite Thursday night’s grenade attack and two days of ruling-party scare tactics, thousands turned out for an opposition rally Sunday at Olympic Stadium.
Opposition parties vowed to press on with a Sunday demonstration despite Thursday night’s deadly grenade attack and a ban by the Ministry of Interior.
Sam Rainsy on Friday accused forces within the Ministry of Interior of trying to assassinate him, while the ministry said the opposition leader’s actions resulted in the death of a news organization driver.
Japanese Freelance Photojournalists Go Where the Action is Hottest
When freelance journalist Peter Allport found himself in the middle of an artillery barrage while covering a government assault on the resistance stronghold of O’Smach last summer, he balled himself up in a foxhole and covered his head.