Anger over the violent attack on peaceful protesters at Wat Phnom on Sunday night simmered at the site Monday morning, with the same demonstrators returning to confront their alleged attackers and detaining a police official they accused of spying. Shortly before 11 p.m. on Sunday night, police and gangs of mostly young men in plain clothes wielding batons, electric prods and slingshots attacked a group of mostly female anti-eviction activists conducting a hunger strike to protest the government’s decision to convene the inaugural session of the National Assembly despite disputed election results. Brigadier General Kheng Tito, spokesman for
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