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Slow morning today… A small delegation of evicted villagers from Koh Kong province showed up to deliver a petition at the National Assembly. That’s it. But the day is not over yet…

Time to tackle the keywording backlog of nearly 3000 photographs in the database…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/10/2014: A small delegation from several villages in Koh Kong province, embroiled in a land issue, give their identities to the guard at the gate before delivering a petition to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/10/2014: A small delegation from several villages in Koh Kong province, embroiled in a land issue, give their identities to the guard at the gate before delivering a petition to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/10/2014: A small delegation from several villages in Koh Kong province, embroiled in a land issue, talk to the press before delivering a petition to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/10/2014: A small delegation from several villages in Koh Kong province, embroiled in a land issue, talk to the press before delivering a petition to the National Assembly.

So, this was the fifth and supposedly the last day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstrations which roamed the streets of Phnom Penh lately. It was all triggered by a spokesman from the Vietnamese embassy who said during a radio interview last June that Kampuchea Krom belonged to Vietnam long before its official annexation in 1949. These few words were enough to revive strong anti-Vietnamese feelings among a fraction of the population, and most certainly made the buddhist monks from Kampuchea Krom who live now in Phnom Penh very angry. As for the requested apologies from the Vietnamese embassy, the protesters are still waiting…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Seun Hay, monk from Kampuchea Krom (x bullhorn) and other buddhist monks at the front of a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Seun Hay, monk from Kampuchea Krom (x bullhorn) and other buddhist monks at the front of a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Protesters at Freedom Park starting to march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Protesters at Freedom Park starting to march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Sim Sok Vandy, head monk from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) (l), and protesters meditate in front of a drawing depicting a man and the writing 'Vietnam thieves and robbers' at the beginning of the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Sim Sok Vandy, head monk from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) (l), and protesters meditate in front of a drawing depicting a man and the writing 'Vietnam thieves and robbers' at the beginning of the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Organiser fainting from exhaustion and a lack of food on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Organiser fainting from exhaustion and a lack of food on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Homeless father and child at the railway station while buddhist monks take a rest during a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Homeless father and child at the railway station while buddhist monks take a rest during a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, leading a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, leading a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, leading a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, leading a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Seung Hay, buddhist monk from Kampuchea Krom, burning Vietnamese banners in front of the Vietnamese embassy on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Seung Hay, buddhist monk from Kampuchea Krom, burning Vietnamese banners in front of the Vietnamese embassy on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Protesters lighting joss sticks in front of the Vietnamese emlbassy on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Protesters lighting joss sticks in front of the Vietnamese emlbassy on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Homeless father and child at the railway station while buddhist monks take a rest during a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Homeless father and child at the railway station while buddhist monks take a rest during a march on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, addressing the crowd gathered at the Vietnamese embassy on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, addressing the crowd gathered at the Vietnamese embassy on the fifth and momentarily last day of a demonstration protesting the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom back in 1949.

The 150 demonstrators from the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association who had been marching to the National Assembly in the morning to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949, continued their march towards the Vietnamese embassy with a stopover at the United Nations Human Rights office where a petition was delivered. Singing and fingerpointing the Vietnamese embassy ended the demonstration around 4:30 PM.

Again tomorrow…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, presenting a petition at the United Nations Human Rights office on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, presenting a petition at the United Nations Human Rights office on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, leading a march to the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, leading a march to the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Demonstrators write 'Vietnam Thieves' with stickers appealing for a boycott of Vietnamese products on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Demonstrators write 'Vietnam Thieves' with stickers appealing for a boycott of Vietnamese products on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Demonstrators showing stickers calling for a boycott of Vietnamese products on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Demonstrators showing stickers calling for a boycott of Vietnamese products on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Crowd singing and holding hands in front of the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Crowd singing and holding hands in front of the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Crowd singing and holding hands in front of the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Crowd singing and holding hands in front of the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, at the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, at the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Crowd singing and pointing their finger at the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Crowd singing and pointing their finger at the Vietnamese embassy on the afternoon of the 4th day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstration organised by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

The moderate faction of the anti-Vietnamese Kampuchea Krom demonstrators, some 100 protesters led by Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, patiently waited for the inauguration ceremony of the new Calmette hospital wing attended by King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen to be finished, before starting a march towards the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Real Camerin, CNRP lawmaker, eating noodles on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Real Camerin, CNRP lawmaker, eating noodles on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Extreme usage of stickers calling for a boycott of Vietnamese products on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Extreme usage of stickers calling for a boycott of Vietnamese products on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Extreme usage of stickers calling for a boycott of Vietnamese products on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Extreme usage of stickers calling for a boycott of Vietnamese products on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Buddhist monks on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Thach Setha, leader of the Kampuchea Khmer Krom Association, addressing the 100-strong crowd in front of the National Assembly on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/10/2014: Thach Setha, leader of the Kampuchea Khmer Krom Association, addressing the 100-strong crowd in front of the National Assembly on day 4 of an anti-Vietnam demonstration about Kampuchea Krom, a territory which, according to the demonstrators, was illegally annexed by Vietnam in 1949.

Today is World Habitat Day, and more than 800 people gathered in the streets of Phnom Penh to celebrate that one special day recognising their issue.

Remember: about 11% of the Cambodian population has been, at one point or another, a victim of a land issue since 2000. That is a lot of people. That is a lot of cropped up anger. Some of it was vented today through the demonstration’s loudspeakers which were taken to the National Assembly and the park in front of Wat Bothum.

A few members of the other land issue which preoccupies a lot of Cambodians, namely the territory of Kampuchea Krom which they claim was unrightfully grabbed by Vietnam in 1949, took advantage of the concentration of discontented people to distribute a booklet about their version of history.

UPDATE: at 16:45 I added photographs of people burning Dong during the Kampuchea Krom demonstration at the Vietnamese embassy.

PS: ‘Quest for Land‘, an in-depth reportage with texts by Robert Carmichael and over 700 photographs on land issues in Cambodia since 2000 is available as an iApp on iTunes HERE.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues venting their anger in front of the National Assembly on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues venting their anger in front of the National Assembly on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Distribution of lotus flowers to some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrating in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Distribution of lotus flowers to some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrating in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrate in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Distribution of straw hats to some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrating in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Distribution of straw hats to some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrating in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Distribution of a booklet about Kampuchea Krom to some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrating in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Distribution of a booklet about Kampuchea Krom to some 800 people from communities impacted by land issues demonstrating in the streets of Phnom Penh on World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Activists requesting the return of Kampuchea Krom to Cambodia gather at Freedom Park.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Activists requesting the return of Kampuchea Krom to Cambodia gather at Freedom Park.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Soeun Hen, buddhist monk and convinced Kampuchea Krom activist, burning Vietnamese Dong on the 3rd day of anti-Vietnam demonstrations in front of the Vietnam Embassy regarding the Kampuchea Krom issue.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Soeun Hen, buddhist monk and convinced Kampuchea Krom activist, burning Vietnamese Dong on the 3rd day of anti-Vietnam demonstrations in front of the Vietnam Embassy regarding the Kampuchea Krom issue.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: People burning Vietnamese Dong on the 3rd day of anti-Vietnam demonstrations in front of the Vietnam Embassy regarding the Kampuchea Krom issue.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: People burning Vietnamese Dong on the 3rd day of anti-Vietnam demonstrations in front of the Vietnam Embassy regarding the Kampuchea Krom issue.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: People burning Vietnamese Dong on the 3rd day of anti-Vietnam demonstrations in front of the Vietnam Embassy regarding the Kampuchea Krom issue.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: People burning Vietnamese Dong on the 3rd day of anti-Vietnam demonstrations in front of the Vietnam Embassy regarding the Kampuchea Krom issue.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Sin Hay, buddhist monk and convinced Kampuchea Krom activist, talks to the press on the 3rd day of anti-Vietnam demonstrations in front of the Vietnam Embassy regarding the Kampuchea Krom issue.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 6/10/2014: Sin Hay, buddhist monk and convinced Kampuchea Krom activist, talks to the press on the 3rd day of anti-Vietnam demonstrations in front of the Vietnam Embassy regarding the Kampuchea Krom issue.

A demonstration on World Teacher’s Day by Rong Chhun’s teachers union at Freedom Park and later in front of a police barricade preventing the demonstrators to reach the Ministry of Education, was used as a piggyback by those protesting for the second consecutive day in front of the Vietnamese embassy.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist leader and Vorn Pov, union leader, in front of a police blockade preventing protesters to reach the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist leader and Vorn Pov, union leader, in front of a police blockade preventing protesters to reach the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, at a demonstration on World Teacher Day in Freedom Park.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, at a demonstration on World Teacher Day in Freedom Park.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Chair and microphone for Rong Chhun, teachers' union leader, during a demonstration on World Teacher Day at Freediom Park.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Chair and microphone for Rong Chhun, teachers' union leader, during a demonstration on World Teacher Day at Freediom Park.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, addressing the crowd at a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, addressing the crowd at a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Head of the CNRP Youth, next to Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, marching to the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Head of the CNRP Youth, next to Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, marching to the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, and a buddhist leader stopped at a police barricade in front of the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, and a buddhist leader stopped at a police barricade in front of the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, at a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Rong Chhun, leader of the teacher's union, at a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Tourist photographing police forces preventing protesters to reach the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Tourist photographing police forces preventing protesters to reach the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Police forces preventing protesters to reach the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Police forces preventing protesters to reach the Ministry of Education during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: People burning a Vietnamese flag on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: People burning a Vietnamese flag on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Student who likes his teacher during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Student who likes his teacher during a demonstration on World Teacher Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist monks on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist monks on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist monks preparing for meditation on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist monks preparing for meditation on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist monks meditating on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist monks meditating on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist monk photographing his colleagues during meditation on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 5/10/2014: Buddhist monk photographing his colleagues during meditation on the second day of a protest at the Vietnamese Embassy regarding what is considered by the demonstrators as an annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949.

Members of the public and buddhist monks, unhappy with the lack of response on behalf of the Vietnamese Embassy regarding words said by a spokesman there about Kampuchea Krom belonging to Vietnam ‘since a long time’, resumed a demonstration held in July (see HERE and HERE). Some 500 people and buddhist monks showed up at the barricade set up by the riot police to protect the Vietnamese embassy.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Anti-vietnamese stickers on protesters' shoes at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Anti-vietnamese stickers on protesters' shoes at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: 'Citizen journalists' in front of a donation box at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: 'Citizen journalists' in front of a donation box at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Anti-vietnamses stickers at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Anti-vietnamses stickers at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Installation of a sound system at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Installation of a sound system at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Buddhist monk organising a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Buddhist monk organising a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Buddhist monk carrying a vietnamese banner which will later be burned, at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Buddhist monk carrying a vietnamese banner which will later be burned, at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Thach Setha, president of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community, at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Thach Setha, president of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community, at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Thach Setha, president of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community, at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Thach Setha, president of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community, at a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Protesters taking a selfie during a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/10/2014: Protesters taking a selfie during a demonstration near the Vietnamese Embassy to protest against what the protesters consider as the annexation by Vietnam of Kampuchea Krom in 1949.

About 200 monks, supported by several groups from the civil society, marched from Wat Ounalom to the National Assembly to protest the likely sale of land on which is located the Buddhist Institute to the Malaysian owned Naga Casino. A petition was delivered to a representative of the Royal Palace and to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buth Bunthen, from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ), addresses buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, who protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buth Bunthen, from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ), addresses buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, who protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, pass in front of a bus from Naga Casino when protesting the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, pass in front of a bus from Naga Casino when protesting the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Opposition CNRP MP's accepting a petition from buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, who are protesting the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Opposition CNRP MP's accepting a petition from buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, who are protesting the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, sit in front of the National Assembly when protesting the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, sit in front of the National Assembly when protesting the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, sit in front of the National Assembly when protesting the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, sit in front of the National Assembly when protesting the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Motodup taking a nap in front of the Buddhist Institute gate while buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/10/2014: Motodup taking a nap in front of the Buddhist Institute gate while buddhist monks, supported by various groups from the civil society, protest the likely sale of the Buddhist Institute to Naga Casino.

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