Despite the fact that Saturday’s CNRP demonstration was framed as a day of prayer, the gathering was not lacking in the enthusiastic calls for change that have come to define the united opposition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling CPP. Some 20,000 opposition supporters turned out to take part in a carefully choreographed demonstration that promoted the values of nonviolence, peace and justice—along with the urgent need to oust the long-ruling CPP from power. CNRP president Sam Rainsy and vice president Kem Sokha were joined by religious leaders, rights activists and representatives of victimized communities in delivering a
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