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Protest dispersed, Villagers say

Protest dispersed, Villagers say

Around 100 villagers from Battambang province who attempted to stage a protest outside the provincial hall on Monday said they were dispersed by police, who told them to select six representatives to speak with provincial authorities because officials did not want “a lot of protesters” outside the hall. Khin Ponn, a villager from Mong Russey district’s Talos commune, said villagers had come to protest the confiscation of five tractors a month ago.

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