Cambodian Police Crack Down on Independent Radio Protest

On Jan. 27, authorities in Phnom Penh engaged with hundreds of supporters of Mam Sonando’s Beehive Radio as they protested in front of the Ministry of Information over the government’s refusal to allow the station to increase its signal strength and obtain a television broadcast license. At least seven protesters were injured as police fired tear gas into the crowd and advanced with truncheons and riot shields. Photos: RFA/Khmer Service.

2014.01.27
Share on WhatsApp
Share on WhatsApp
1.jpg

Beehive Radio Director Mam Sonando speaks to protestors in front of the Ministry of Information.

2.jpg

Phnom Penh municipal military police march ahead of a crackdown on a protest by Beehive Radio supporters.

3.jpg

Military police fire tear gas to disperse protestors.

4.jpg

Military police officers look on as tear gas clouds fill the streets.

5.jpg

A protestor pleads with military police to refrain from the use of violence.

6.jpg

Protestors detain an alleged government agent armed with a slingshot.

7.jpg

Protestors confiscate metal slingshot ammunition from an alleged government agent.

8.jpg

Phnom Penh municipal security personnel arrest a protestor.

9.jpg

A protestor suffering from a head injury rests following the military police crackdown.

10.jpg

Two protestors prepare to travel to a nearby hospital for treatment after suffering from injuries during the crackdown.

11.jpg

A medic treats a protestor who was wounded on his back.

12.jpg

Rights groups transport injured protestors to the hospital.

POST A COMMENT

Add your comment by filling out the form below in plain text. Comments are approved by a moderator and can be edited in accordance with RFAs Terms of Use. Comments will not appear in real time. RFA is not responsible for the content of the postings. Please, be respectful of others' point of view and stick to the facts.

COMMENTS

View Full Site