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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

33-year-old Boeung Kak resident Hek Chan Reaksmey, who was over 2 months pregnant, miscarried after clashes with the police on Monday during a demonstration in front of City Hall.

On the second day of protests, more than 40 villagers demanded solutions to their basic right to housing, and for fellow land rights activist Yorm Bopha’s release. With no response from City Hall, the villagers made their way to the Prime Minister’s house to ask for his intervention.

While Boeung Kak villagers repeatedly clashed with the police in an attempt to reach the Prime Minister’s house, supporters of ruling party CPP rallied a few hundred meters away. It is election time after all.

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Boeung Kak villagers blocked Monivong Road in front of City Hall to demand authorities a solution regarding the 12.4ha promised to them a few years back. Jul. 01, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

Boeung Kak villagers blocked Monivong Road in front of City Hall to demand authorities a solution regarding the 12.4 ha promised to them a few years back. Jul. 01, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

Boeung Kak villagers blocked Monivong Road in front of City Hall to demand authorities a solution regarding the 12.4ha promised to them a few years back. Jul. 01, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

Boeung Kak villagers blocked Monivong Road in front of City Hall to demand authorities a solution regarding the 12.4 ha promised to them a few years back. Jul. 01, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

A Hummer H2 with stickers of the ruling party CPP drives past a demonstration in front of City Hall in Phnom Penh. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

A Hummer H2 with stickers of the ruling party CPP drives past a demonstration in front of City Hall in Phnom Penh. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

Ruling party CPP supporters at a rally close to Prime Minister Hun Sen's house, while Boeung Kak villagers clash with the police nearby. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

Ruling party CPP supporters at a rally close to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house, while Boeung Kak villagers clash with the police nearby. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

 

Boeung Kak villagers clash with the police as they try to reach Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

Boeung Kak villagers clash with the police as they try to reach Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

A Boeung Kak demonstrator cries during clashes with the police. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

A Boeung Kak demonstrator cries during clashes with the police. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

Tep Vanny during clashes with the police. Boeung Kak villagers tried to reach Prime Minister's house to ask him for help. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

Tep Vanny during clashes with the police. Boeung Kak villagers tried to reach Prime Minister’s house to ask him for help. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

Hek Chan Reaksmey, 33, who was 2 and half months pregnant, is taken by fellow demonstrators to the hospital after she started bleeding as consequence to clashes with the police. Jul. 01, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

Hek Chan Reaksmey, 33, who was 2 and half months pregnant, is carried by fellow demonstrators after she started bleeding as consequence to clashes with the police. Jul. 01, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

A Boeung Kak resident during clashes with the police near Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

A Boeung Kak resident during clashes with the police near Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house. Jul. 02, 2013. ©Erika Pineros

 

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