Saturday, October 19, 2013
CNRP Denied Permission to March to UN, Embassies
By Khuon Narim and Denise Hruby - October 19, 2013
The Phnom Penh Municipality on Friday said it would only allow 10,000 protesters to attend the opposition party’s planned mass-demonstration next week and that the demonstrators would not be allowed to leave Freedom Park.
On Friday, the municipality officially rejected the CNRP request to hold a three-day demonstration with 20,000 to 50,000 participants, and a 20,000-people-strong march to U.N. offices and several foreign embassies was also not permitted.
City Hall spokesperson Long Dimanche said on Friday that the municipality could only allow a maximum of 10,000 protesters—the capacity of Freedom Park—and that if the CNRP’s protest would
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