Phnom Penh – 07/02/1014: Around a hundred of people from civil socities, unions, communities and monks gathered this morning at Preh Ang Dong Ka in front of Royal Palce to pray for the 23 detainees to be released at the bail hearing on 11th, Feburary next week.
Around a thousand protesters who come to support Beehive radio station 105FM to have radio and television channels were forcedly crack down by more than 500 municipality authorities this morning on Monivong Blvd. There were a lot of tear gas bullets were used to break gathering of people in front of Ministry of Information. Many people were unconscious and injured. Mam Sonando who led demonstration got injured and he is ok now. People told real bullets also used but we can’t confirm. More photo, please click here
The peaceful gathering of civil society today started from Ona Lum pagoda and ended at Preh Ang Dong Keot, in front of Royal Palace, was not allowed. Two truck loads of around 70 riot polices came and arrested Mr. Sok Chhun Oeung, vice president of IDEA. He was sent to municipality police office early this evening. Lawyers from CLEC and LEACHED were not allowed to meet Mr. Chhun Oeung and asked to return back tomorrow morning.