Cambodia’s child porn problem highlighted in sacking of US Embassy staff

The US Embassy in Phnom Penh recently fired nearly three dozen employees after discovering a group Facebook message in which the dismissed workers allegedly shared child pornography. The 32 sacked employees protested their dismissals outside the embassy last week, and in so doing shone a light on the continued prevalence of child pornography in Cambodia.

One protester has a Cambodian flag wrapped around his shoulders while a young boy stands next to him, waving another flag in solidarity. The crowd is largely male-dominated, but a handful of women stand on the edges, lending their support.

“We are side with USA,” reads one sign. “But now you break our heart.”

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