Nearly two thousand students demonstrated in Phnom Penh on Tuesday (2 May) over the death of a faculty member shot during last week's university riots.
Students marching towards camera (3 shots)
Students walking around the Monument (3 shots)
CU Sign (3 shots)
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Background: Nearly two thousand students demonstrated in Phnom Penh on Tuesday (2 May) over the death of a faculty member shot during last week's university riots.
Student leaders told the demonstrators that military police killed four people and wounded another 22 last week when they opened fire on a stone-throwing crowd at barricades outside the law faculty buildings.
Tuesday's demonstration was peaceful. Buddhist monks chanting funeral prayers joined the students at the independence monument but there was no sign of the bodies which student leaders had premised to produce as evidence.
The Khmer government, already faced with an escalating war against North Vietnamese forces in the eastern provinces, has been tolerant but firm in the student troubles over the last three weeks. Police have moved away from the university and the government has dropped its charges of subversion against militant leaders.