The Phnom Penh Municipality on Wednesday refused to approve a three-day mass protest by the opposition CNRP scheduled to take place at Freedom Park from Sunday to Tuesday, City Hall said. City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said that the municipality does not have the authority to approve the CNRP’s request to hold another demonstration, during which 5,000 people are scheduled to camp out for three nights and an additional 20,000 protesters would occupy the park from morning until noon. “After we had a serious discussion with CNRP representatives, we found the decision too difficult to make because we
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