Boeung Kak visit the new Phnom Penh Governor

Boeung Kak and Borei Keila residents gathered in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality to ask for a resolution to the on going land dispute in Boeung Kak. Protesters also used the occasion to protest the imprisonment of fellow community member Yorm Bopha, who was arrested and imprisoned in early Sept 2012.
At around 2pm protesters blocked the traffic along the main road in front of the Municipality, shortly after mixed police forces in riot gear forced them to move.

Villagers from Boeung Kak and Borei Keila gather in front of City Hall to ask the new Phnom Penh governor to resolve the on going land dispute in Boeung Kak. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 01 July 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Villagers from Boeung Kak and Borei Keila gather in front of City Hall to ask the new Phnom Penh governor to resolve the on going land dispute in Boeung Kak. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 01 July 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Riot police move in to dispearse Boeung Kak and Borei Keila villagers who had blocked off the road in front of City Hall. Villagers had gathered to ask the new Phnom Penh governor to resolve the on going land dispute in Boeung Kak. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 01 July 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Mixed Police attempt to move Boeung Kak and Borei Keila villagers who had blocked off the road in front of City Hall. Villagers had gathered to ask the new Phnom Penh governor to resolve the on going land dispute in Boeung Kak. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 01 July 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Tep Vanny and a small group of villagers from Boeung Kak and Borei Keila face off with riot police as they attempt to move them from the road. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 01 July 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

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