Wielding wooden batons and electric prods, a gang of middle-aged men wearing surgical masks descended on us.
All the streetlights around Wat Phnom had been switched off. The area was in complete darkness. In hindsight, it was obviously in preparation for the coming attack.
The masked men, most wearing dress pants, long-sleeved button-down shirts and gold jewelry, began running—they were angry. A group of about 15 closed in on a fellow journalist and myself.
It was clear the men were targeting anyone participating in or monitoring the peaceful protest at Wat Phnom last Sunday night. It was also
© 2013, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.