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CNRP leader Sam Rainsy arrives at the Phnom Penh courthouse for questioning over his involvement in early January protests. // Alex Consiglio
CNRP leader Sam Rainsy arrives at the Phnom Penh courthouse for questioning over his involvement in early January protests. // Alex Consiglio

By Alex Consiglio

Thousands of CNRP supporters gathered outside the Phnom Penh courthouse Tuesday, in support of opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha who were questioned over alleged involvement in labor protests that turned violent earlier this month.

Prosecutors questioned the leaders over their connection to demonstrations, on Veng Sreng Street, that were violently suppressed by military police who killed five workers and wounded more than 40 others.

Mu Sochua, atop a tuk-tuk, revs up CNRP supporters outside the Phnom Penh courthouse. // Alex Consiglio
Mu Sochua, atop a tuk-tuk, revs up CNRP supporters outside the Phnom Penh courthouse. // Alex Consiglio
A man sits peacefully during a protest in support of CNRP leader Sam Rainsy outside the Phnom Penh courthouse. // Alex Consiglio
A man sits peacefully during a protest in support of CNRP leader Sam Rainsy outside the Phnom Penh courthouse. // Alex Consiglio