Some 50 members of the Boeng Kak and Borei Keila communities—many still bearing welts and bruises—walked to Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district offices Tuesday and blamed officials there for a violent attack that broke out at Wat Phnom on Sunday night as they were peacefully protesting. Officials from Daun Penh district on Tuesday categorically denied any involvement in the violent attack. Late Sunday night, police and masked, plainclothes men armed with batons, electric prods and slingshots attacked a group of about 30 mostly female anti-eviction activists conducting a hunger strike to protest contested election results, then turned their
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