Cambodian opposition MPs detained amid Phnom Penh protest violence | Asia Pacific

Cambodian opposition MPs detained amid Phnom Penh protest violence

Cambodian opposition MPs detained amid Phnom Penh protest violence

Updated 16 July 2014, 13:57 AEST

Three members of Cambodia's opposition party have been detained after a peaceful protest turned violent in the capital Phnom Penh.

Dozens of security guards were seriously injured in the chaos, as demonstrators took to police with stones and clubs.

The rally was part of a series of demonstrations led by well-known members of the opposition CNRP, designed to draw attention to the ongoing blockade of a popular protest site.

Reporter: Tom Maddocks

Speakers: Theary Seng, human rights lawyer and activist; Phay Siphan, spokesman, Council of Ministers

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