Violence will always be part of our culture as long as impunity rules.
The authorities continue to close Freedom Park under the pretext that it is implicated with the violence a few days prior to the demolition of CNRP tents and stage that were part of Freedom Park for close to six months. The 25 activists and workers who were detained and found guilty were also accused of being implicated with the violence but they were released on 30 May.
The authorities also claim that the closure of Freedom Park is because investigation is still going on. But of what?
Now Sar Kheng is saying freedom park is closed because the people do not respect the law. What law? Freedom Park is stipulated in the law of peaceful protest as the legal space for people to protest publicly.