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Boeung Kak Lake commemoration

One year ago, excavators and bulldozers, protected by police forces, destroyed several houses from the Boeung Kak Lake community.

Today the community commemorated the event with a religious ceremony and by burning puppets, representing corrupt officials, copiously stuffed with fake 100$ bills and spoonfulls of sand.

This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for Land‘ story which is available as an iApp on iTunes.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Prayers by Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Prayers by Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Puppets representing corrupt officials made by the Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Puppets representing corrupt officials made by the Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Loun Sovath, the 'Multimedia Monk' and land issues activist, documenting the Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Loun Sovath, the ‘Multimedia Monk’ and land issues activist, documenting the Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2012: Boeung Kak Lake community commemorating the first anniversary of the violent eviction of part of the area.

2 Responses to “Boeung Kak Lake commemoration”

  1. [...] Boeung Kak Lake community found the time, after yesterday’s commemoration, to organise a tour of the Embassies to deliver a petition requesting the release of Yorm Bopha and [...]

    © John Vink / Magnum Photos » Boeung Kak on the Embassies tour… - September 17th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  2. [...] " "))]); }); The Boeung Kak Lake community found the time, after yesterday’s commemoration, to organise a tour of the Embassies to deliver a petition requesting the release of Yorm Bopha and [...]

    Boeung Kak on the Embassies tour… | The Cause of Progress - September 17th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

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