Commemoration on Veng Sreng Street

A monk looks inside a medical clinic that was destroyed by protestors during clashes with police early in January. When clinic's doctor refused to help a wounded protestor, an angry mob forced entry, smashing and looting the interior.

A monk looks inside a medical clinic that was destroyed by protestors during clashes with police early in January. When the clinic’s doctor refused to help a wounded protestor, an angry mob forced entry, smashing and looting the interior.

A small ceremony was held yesterday near the Canadia garment factory complex on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. A group of around fifty people, a mix of monks and citizens, gathered to show their support for the six dead and the twenty-three detainees still being held by the government after deadly clashes early in January.

The group gathered as the sun set, lighting candles and incense. Though bail hearings for the detainees are scheduled later this month, little is known about what fate awaits them.

Candles and stickers are arranged to spell "Free 23", in support of the six dead and 23 detainees resulting from deadly clashes early in January.

Candles and stickers are arranged to spell “Free 23”, in support of the six dead and 23 detainees resulting from deadly clashes early in January.

Monks and citizens arrange candles before the ceremony begins.

Monks and citizens arrange candles before the ceremony begins.

A monk lights incense before the religious portion of the ceremony begins.

A monk lights incense before the religious portion of the ceremony begins.

A monk lights sticks of incense.

A monk lights sticks of incense.

A man lights a stick of incense before the ceremony begins. The small group of roughly 60 people was comprised of both monks and citizens.

A man lights a stick of incense before the ceremony begins. The small group of roughly 50 people was comprised of both monks and citizens.

A young man hold his hands in prayer while listening to Buddhist prayers.

A young man hold his hands in prayer while listening to Buddhist prayers.

A man delivers a speech, commemorating the dead and supporting the 23 detainees.

A man delivers a speech, commemorating the dead and supporting the 23 detainees.

A small shrine of candles and incense.

A small shrine of candles and incense.

The ceremony ended as the sun set. Bail hearings for the 23 detainees are sheduled for later in February.

The ceremony ended as the sun set. Bail hearings for the 23 detainees are scheduled for later in February.

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