In Pictures: Protest by Airport Households Under Threat of Eviction

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On May 22, 2013, some 100 community members from Thmor Kol community and supporters from Boeung Kak and Borei Keila communities organised a non-violent demonstration against the eviction threatening at least 165 families along the airport’s southern fence. The protestors temporarily blocked the busy road by the Airport, but were eventually pushed back by the 80 strong mixed police and security forces. The protestors demanded further information about the airport’s development, and on-site upgrading should any relocation be required. Reportedly, the households face eviction due to a 10m security buffer zone planned around the airport, although representatives of the companies involved in the airport have previously stated the buffer zone has already been built inside the footprint of the airport, with no relocation required.

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