PHNOM PENH: About 20,000 Cambodian opposition supporters turned out yesterday in a new show of strength as they wrapped up three days of protests against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s disputed election win.
Throngs of cheering demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Phnom Penh with opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who is demanding an independent probe into alleged vote rigging in July polls that extended Hun Sen’s nearly three-decade rule.
During the three-day demonstration, the protesters marched to the local offices of the United Nations as well as the embassies of countries including the United States, China, Britain, France and Australia to urge their intervention in the row.
“I hope we will be successful in our demands. We hope these foreign countries will help us to find justice for the stolen votes,” protester Meas Ravuth, 44 said.AFP