• Short Summary

    Phnom Penh University students continued to boycott classes and occupy classrooms on Monday (20 March).?

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    Phnom Penh University students continued to boycott classes and occupy classrooms on Monday (20 March). They were protesting over what they termed a lack of political progress since the ousting of Prince Norodom Sihanouk two years ago.

    A resolution at Monday's meeting in the university was the strongest passed in a week of demonstrations. Students leaders accused the government of being a dictatorial regime and condemned what they termed "any feudal dictatorial and militarist organisation that depends on personal power".

    The Khmer Republic's new 18-man cabinet, introduced by Marshal Lon No 1 after his takeover of power, does not include Lieutenant General Sirik Matak. His resignation from politics in the face of student agitation helped precipitate the crisis.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA98ABZOUC5M44F4PNYQ8OKKNDJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA98ABZOUC5M44F4PNYQ8OKKNDJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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