Cambodia arrests villagers amid airport land dispute

Cambodian villagers have refused to accept extremely low compensation for their land taken for US$ 1.5 airport project.

Authorities in a Cambodian province have arrested more than 30 villagers amid ongoing protests over land disputes involving a billion dollars airport project.

Some 31 villagers in Kampong Talong village in Beung Khchang commune of Kandal province were arrested in a violent roundup, reports Radio Free Asia.

Police beat and dispersed protesters during a demonstration on Sept. 12 and arrested villagers accusing them of alleged violence against the authorities.

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