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That’s it

That’s it, Dey Krohom fell. This morning at 6, several hundreds of police, protecting workers hired by 7NG company and a few bulldozers, in a perfectly organised move, sprinkled with tear gas, fire hoses and an occasional beating, brutally levelled the houses of Dey Krohom, destroying private property by simply crushing many houses with all their content, leaving no chance to several households to put their belongings in security. For those who managed to get their things out of their home, a truck carried it all swiftly away to their new home, far away… (VIJ2009003) There will be more on Ka-set.info soon. Tomorrow there will be a multimedia slideshow at K7Media… I’ll tell you more tomorrow..

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/01/2009: Police assaulting barricade set up by the Dey Krohom inhabitants with shell sellers carts before their final eviction.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/01/2009: Police aiming tear gas at man’s height to inhabitants of Dey Krohom before final eviction.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/01/2009: Final eviction of Dey Krohom.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/01/2009: Final eviction of Dey Krohom.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/01/2009: Final eviction of Dey Krohom.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/01/2009: Final eviction of Dey Krohom.

It cost me one lens, destroyed by a rock, and a cut in my leg. It cost so many people SO much more…

5 Responses to “That’s it”

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  3. tragic stuff..

    david bowen - January 25th, 2009 at 1:38 am

  4. standing here john….just sent you an email…showing Arantxa….just heartbreaking….

    it’s stupid to speak about the power of these pics given the moment, but god damn, what the fuck else do we have…

    JOhn, we have to get people to see this stuff…that child, those barricades….we need to get it out….

    please keep me updated…..will continue to check…the baby breaks my heart…all these barricades….

    my friend is coming too…

    check your email
    hugs
    bob

    bobblack - January 25th, 2009 at 11:28 am

  5. All that remains are memories and photographs. I’m glad your were there to tell their story, tragic as it is.

    ian - January 27th, 2009 at 4:14 am