Police maintained a subtle, and mostly unarmed, presence at a rowdy opposition rally that filled Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Monday, despite persistent tensions over last month’s contested national election and a beefed-up security presence around the city. Even as the crowd swelled to well over the 6,000 people the Interior Ministry had ordered attendance be capped at, the relatively few police and military police deployed around the park made no attempt to turn supporters away or break up the crowd. Deputy municipal military police chief Pong Savrith said his officers all came unarmed to avoid accusations of
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