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Grenade stupa rises again

Grenade stupa rises again

A ceremony to lay the first stone of the latest memorial stupa for the victims of

the deadly March 30, 1997 grenade attack was held yesterday, August 3.

It is the sixth stupa to be built by the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) to honor 16 people

killed at the 1997 demonstration outside the National Assembly. No one has been arrested

for the killings.

The first stupa was erected on the footpath across the street from the National Assembly

on March 29 this year. It and four subsequent stupas were destroyed by Phnom Penh

city officials.

This time the SRP has the city's okay to build a stupa in the park 50 meters from

where the demonstrators died.

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