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Supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party protest at the Freedom Park in central Phnom Penh

Supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) protest at the Freedom Park in central Phnom Penh October 23, 2013. The CNRP began a three-day mass demonstration on Wednesday over a disputed national election, which extended the long serving Prime Minister Hun Sen's rule for another five years. Thousands of CNRP supporters gathered at the park and marched to foreign embassies to push for an independent probe into the July 28 polls. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS)

Protests in Cambodia

Thousands of Cambodia opposition supporters staged a demonstration Wednesday over disputed elections that extended strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen's near three-decade rule, under a heavy security presence after bloody clashes last month.



Crowds filled a downtown park to hear Sam Rainsy, whose opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has boycotted parliament over the controversial July polls. (AFP)