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Thousands protest in Cambodian capital

Around 20,000 people have protested in the Cambodian capital expressing anger at the acting president of the main opposition party for describing a notorious Khmer Rouge prison as a Vietnamese invention.

Protesters in Phnom Penh demanded a public apology from Cambodia National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) Kem Sokha for saying the Tuol Sleng prison was invented by the Vietnamese when they ousted the Khmer Rouge in 1979.

Chum Mey, an 83-year-old survivor of the camp, led the protest.

“I won’t allow anyone to distort history while I’m alive,” he said.

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