Mech Dara, The Phnom Penh Post
Tue, 27 September 2016
Raised riot shields in their left hands, batons ready in their right, the line of several dozen soldiers advanced toward the crowd of “protesters” who, armed with sticks and placards, lunged forward now and then to strike out at the shields.
Then, officers in the rear lobbed smoke grenades in an arc overhead, the soldiers suddenly broke into a charge and the mock mob, numbering in the dozens, scattered across the National Police’s training facility in Kampong Speu province.
The scenes, relayed in footage released online by Cambodia National Police News on the weekend, show a slice of the recent three-month protest-control training delivered by the National Police and Vietnamese experts to police officers as well as soldiers from five units of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.