Evictions imperil Phnom Penh residents

Increasing violence used in bid to make residents of Cambodian capital make way for developers.

    Cambodian police have been using increasing force to thwart protesters fighting to hang on to their lands against developers looking to erect skyscrapers, shopping malls, and apartments in the Boeng-Kak Lake neighbourhood of the capital.

    Civil rights groups estimate that over the past decade, one in ten people in Phnom Penh alone have been forcibly evicted from their homes.

    Activists say the forcible evictions are a violation of their democratic rights.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports on the growing violence being used to force people from their homes.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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