Riot police and groups of men in plain clothes armed with sticks, Tasers and slingshots violently attacked a group of anti-eviction protesters conducting a hunger strike at Wat Phnom late last night, injuring several people. Protesters from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community began the hunger strike Sunday morning against a decision by the government to convene the opening session of the National As*sembly despite contested election results. But shortly before 11 p.m., riot police and men with no uniform—some wearing face masks—stormed the group, which was already leaving the area to go home, according to witnesses. [caption id=”attachment_42903″
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