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Hunger Strike Might Be Short Lived…

Members of the Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila communities are gathered for a hunger strike under a kiosk at Wat Phnom to protest the outcome of the 2013 cambodian elections which were allegedly rife with fraud. Their protest will most likely be short lived and they, just like their predecessor Prince Sisowath Thomico a few days earlier (see HERE), will be expelled by the police during the night.

UPDATE: The gathering was indeed dispersed by the police a few moments later…
UPDATE 2: men with masks attacked the vigil, Human Rights observers and journalists with sticks, tasers and marble balls used as projectile. Read Phnom Penh Posts account HERE.

The other 2013 elections photographs are HERE.

2 Responses to “Hunger Strike Might Be Short Lived…”

  1. […] Photographer John Vink was there earlier in the evening and took some photos. […]

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