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    Posted December 29, 2013 by
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    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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    Ongoing Demonstrations in Cambodia

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Anthony Piraino, an American living in Phnom Penh, has been watching the ongoing protests in Cambodia since September. The protests began after Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed victory in the contested July 2013 election. “Little by little, and as the government snubbed the demands, the protests got larger and larger,” Piraino observed. “Last week the garment workers went on strike for a higher minimum wage. The two movements merged and on Sunday they marched together in the largest numbers yet.” The New York Times reported that tens of thousands of anti-government protesters participated in the march on Sunday.

    “As I watched the march, I thought, ‘Wow! This is a really large movement! People aren’t afraid anymore. This is going to work!’” Piraino said.

    In the first photo, Buddhist monks and other Cambodian citizens are marching along one of Phnom Penh’s busiest streets. The second image shows opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who is calling for the prime minister to step down.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Opposition leader Sam Rainsy led Cambodians into the streets again on Sunday, December 29th, calling for new elections or for Prime Minister Hun Sen to step down.

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