The opposition CNRP has called on its supporters to gather in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Monday for a large rally, though party leaders insisted that the event would be peaceful and not considered to be a demonstration against contested national election results. In a statement signed by CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann on Wednesday, the party called for “compatriots, especially the youth, to participate in discussions during this large gathering.” Though the statement did not specify why exactly the rally had been called, Mr. Sovann said Wednesday he hoped “as many people as possible” would join the rally
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