An estimated 2,000 CNRP supporters gathered outside the Phnom Penh courthouse Tuesday, blocking traffic along Monireth Boulevard and defying a government ban on public gatherings, as opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha were questioned over their alleged involvement in labor protests that turned violent earlier this month. Apart from cheering for Mr. Sokha and Mr. Rainsy when they arrived at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. respectively, the crowd spent most of the day quietly waiting for the CNRP leaders to emerge from the court, which they finally did shortly after 1:30 p.m. to rapturous applause. [caption id=”attachment_50571″
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