Dec. 22 - Tens of thousands of Cambodian opposition party supporters rally in the capital demanding new elections or for Prime Minister Hun Sen to step down. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Thousands of supporters of Cambodia's opposition rallied on Sunday (December 22), vowing to keep protesting until long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen steps down or calls an election. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the amalgamation of what was once an impotent opposition to Hun Sen's iron-fisted rule, vowed to hold protests every day until their demands were met and urged Hun Sen to follow the lead of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who last week called a snap election. The long-dominant Cambodian People's Party (CPP) has denied allegations by the opposition of vote-rigging in a July general election. CNRP said around 500,000 supporters marched through the streets of Phnom Penh, many shouting "Hun Sen Oi! Get Out". Hun Sen, facing his biggest political challenge in two decades, has ignored the opposition's demands for an investigation into the election and forged ahead with forming a government and parliament. The CPP won the election but with a reduced majority.