A small gathering to mark World Teachers’ Day at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park briefly descended into chaos Sunday when a crowd of rally-goers wrested a concealed gun from a man working for the Ministry of Information after he forced his way to the front of the crowd. In defiance of an edict handed down by City Hall last week banning the rally, the event opened at about 8:30 a.m. with representatives from the opposition-aligned Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) taking to a small wooden stool in the middle of the park to call for teachers’ salaries of 1 million riel
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