Eight community members arrested

Reportedly, as many as eight community members – six women and two men – from Thmor Kol Village by Phnom Penh International Airport were arrested this morning and are currently detained at a local police station. The arrests follow the community spray-painting “SOS” and posting pictures of US President Obama on their rooftops in response to eviction notices issued to at least 165 households by the airport. Last night, local authorities including some 30 armed police officers arrived in the village, warning residents that they could face arrest if they did not remove SOS signs.

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