Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CNRP Protest March: Day 1

The CNRP began another round of demonstrations today, October 23, promising three days of protests based out of Freedom Park in Phnom Penh. Though there have been marches connected to CNRP demonstrations before, this is the first time that it is integral to the protest. The CNRP has promised to march to the UN office and several embassies (the signatories of the 1991 Paris Peace Accord) in order to deliver a petition demanding an independent investigation into significant irregularities and alleged fraud in the 2013 National Assembly elections. The CNRP notification of their intention to march was initially rejected by city hall, raising concerns that an attempt to march might be met with force from the police. But a deal was struck and city hall agreed to a plan for a peaceful march following a specific route with a limited number of participants.

Today, protestors gathered at Freedom Park throughout the morning. Though I was not at Freedom Park this morning, reliable commentators on the scene put the number of protestors at 10,000-20,000 midday before the march, perhaps more later in the day after the march.

Today's march was to the UN Human Rights office and came off peacefully, both sides - police and protestors - behaving responsibly. It followed the agreed upon route though far exceeded the participation cap requested by city hall. The marchers left Freedom Park early afternoon and proceeded up Street 51, across town to Boueng Keng Kang 1 and the UN office. Street barricades were minimal and police presence along the route was comparatively light, except at Sihanouk/Suramarith Boulevard crossing where, in a show of force, hundreds of geared up riot police, soldiers and water cannons stood blocking the road 50 meters to one side of the protest route, guarding the way to the Prime Minister's house and the Independence Monument. The protestors passed without incident and continued into Boeung Keng Kang 1. After the petition was delivered to the UN office, protestors reversed course, making their way back up Street 51 to Freedom Park.

The only point of tension I noticed was at the crossing of Sihanouk Blvd where riot police and marchers came so close. The police stood at the ready, shields in hand with hundreds more police and soldiers in backup. Passing protestors slowed and gawked and sometimes jeered the police lines but CNRP organizers endeavored to keep people moving and CNRP peacekeepers made another impressive display of peaceful protest technique, linking arms to keep people back away from the barricades and police. As Sam Rainsy passed during the return march, he made an abrupt turn to the barricades and stopped, people cheered, several protestors followed, prompting police to move that way as well, drawing jeers from the crowd. He tarried only briefly before moving on, in a 'made you flinch' moment, defusing tension as quickly as he had raised it.

Sam Rainsy began and ended the day on one of his central political themes - the Vietnamese. When he first spoke at Freedom Park before the march he told the crowd that the Vietnamese must leave Cambodia. After the march, back at Freedom Park he ended the day saying that the only support for the CPP was from "ghost voters and Vietnamese."

The following video is of part of the protest march as it passed on Street 51 at about 4:15PM, a bit past the half-way point on its way to the UN Human Rights office.

More information and photos:
Ruom: CNRP starts first day of protests
John Vink: The Afternoon Of Day One…
Omar Havana: First of Three Days of Mass Demonstrations
The Cambodia Daily: Thousands Join Opposition Rally in Phnom Penh
George Steptoe: Day One of Protest: CNRP Slips into Something Comfortable


  1. Y r the khmer a slave race which sells its own

    A "slave race which sells its own"!

    Sample 1- Chinese Brokers who "buy and sell Campoocheee women as wives", in the Mainland (This is "not a crime" for the Chinese - as they are "giving an exit", to the women !)

    Sample 2 - Campoochean Limpet Limpdicks "buys orphaned babies,cripples them" and theh "sells them as beggars", in KL and Hanoi !

    Genius and Courageous Rats of Campoochee limpet land

    In the "5000 years of history and 40 years of the PM Hoon Sen" - it is the rats that have made " spectcular progress" as "a race of exceptional courage and genius" - all due to Boodha !

  2. The Doom of the Khmer race was sealed when they adopted Hindoo Dndooism

    Angkor Wat is built for Shiva and Vishnoo - Dindoo Hindoo Motherfucker Gods- with the "Wat mean to represent the cosmic earth" - the towers are Mount Meru,the water is the oceans and the walls are the mountains that are the boundaries of earth - "100% Bogus Dindoo Hindoo Mythology"
    Then comes Jayavarman the Indian Motherfucker, "who turned his back on Dindooism and became a Mahayani" and tried to synthesise Dindooism with Mahayana Boodheesm (which Huen Tsang could not) - and this was the apogee of the Khmer race (not empire)
    As a matter of dialectical distribution,when "Dindooism was doomed in the Indian Shithole",it had "peaked in Campoocheeee limpet land and the Cham Yuon Kingdom" (Hence,the Khmer race and kingdom was an aberration of history and thrived only when they were Dindoos ,as they were guided by the Dindoos of the shit hole of South and East India)
    The Dindo Hindoos of India are motherfuckers - but they were, as "a race, far more advanced" than the Yuon,Chams,Mon and the Tais (and it is the Dindoo Motherfuckers who built the Angkor etc)
    It is an imprint of history, that when "Dindooism was being raped" in Dindoo Land of India - the "Dindoo Bogus Cosmos was built as the Angkor", in Campoochee by Dindoo Limpets (there is no such representation of the Dindoo Philosophy of Earth and the Cosmos in India!)
    The Doom of the Khmer race started only afer the construction of the Dindoo Wat - as it is a "representation and architecture of pure evil and satanism" (the anti-thesis of Boodha and Boodheesm)
    The Dindoo King "who built the Angkor was killed by Dindoo Cham Kings"
    After the death of Jayarvarman (like in Dindoo Hindoo India) "his sons became Saivities", and "destroyed all the Buddha stupas and made them Lingas" - as they were "mad Saivites"

    By the time of the death of Jayaraman,the "Thais and Yuon were Theravadas" and the Mons (From Myanmar) also, were Theravadas
    All these Theravadas then,after the death of Jayaraman, "ganged up and raped" the land of the Campoochee Limpet Limpdicks (stole their gold/ silver/ gems/rubies/books and Angkor was destroyed to shit and lost to history) and converted them to Theravadas
    Then came in the invasion of the Theravada Boodheesm - Hinayana - and the "doom of the nation of the Campoooheee Limpet Limpdicks started" (The Dark Ages-1431–1863,started when the Thais took over Angkor in 1431)
    Theravada Boodheesm = "Death of the DevaRaja and the God Kings and in that cusp of history" - the Boodheests of Campoocheee started "ruminating over their new purpose of life" - and doom soon followed !

    History records that "every nation that adopted Theravada Boodheesm has been doomed"

    India (destruction of Boodheesm and rape by the Mughals,Turks, Huns, Afghans,Chinese,Brits and the Portugese)
    Sri Lanka (Civil war,strife,genocide,vassal state of India/China)
    Laos (2 million dead in Viet war,vassal and slave state of China/Vietnam and Thailand)
    Vietnam (raped by the Mongols and Yankii - who killed 5 million Yuon and left oranges as gifts)
    Campoocheeah (raped by Yuon and Siam for centuries,and then Pol Pot killed off 5 million)