Thousands of opposition demonstrators gather in Phnom Penh
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 01:08
Sept. 15 - Thousands protest to support the Cambodian opposition party and call for an independent probe into the election results. Julie Noce reports.
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Cambodian opposition party supporters held the first of a three day protest to voice their continued anger over alleged fraud in parliamentary elections that took place in July.
Thousands of members of the Cambodian National Rescue Party marched through the streets of Phnom Penh with party president Sam Rainsy.
The CNRP is asking for an independent investigation into the election results saying they will boycott the National Assembly meeting later this month unless a solution is found.
(SOUNDBITE) (Khmer) CAMBODIA NATIONAL RESCUE PARTY LEADER, SAM RAINSY SAYING:
"The stance of CNRP, the stance of Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy is that we will not join the National Assembly meeting due in September 23 as long as there is no solution to give justice to voters."
The country's high court, which is under the influence of the incumbent Cambodian People's Party, has so far refused calls for further investigation and has threatened jail time for those who don't respect it's decision.
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