• Short Summary

    In the Khmer capital, Phnom Penh, student violence against Chinese shopkeepers rose to a peak on Wednesday (26 February) when military police had to fire into the air to disperse a group who attacked Chinese traders.

  • Description

    In the Khmer capital, Phnom Penh, student violence against Chinese shopkeepers rose to a peak on Wednesday (26 February) when military police had to fire into the air to disperse a group who attacked Chinese traders.

    The students blame Chinese merchants for causing spiralling prices because they control most of the commerce in the Republic.

    Groups of military police patrolled the streets in vehicles and on foot and dispersed groups of students who gathered on the streets.

    Almost all the Chinese-owned shops in the capital were closed.

    Violence broke out in the city of Battambang northwest of Phnom Penh during last weekend when more than half the shops were destroyed and a number of Chinese shopkeepers assaulted.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZL9EK3INJ04WWAIJZUFQ3QME
    Media URN:
    VLVAZL9EK3INJ04WWAIJZUFQ3QME
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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