Cambodia ralliers chased from square

After crackdown, 2 in opposition hide

Posted: January 5, 2014 at 3:58 a.m.

Security personnel remove a shelter where Cambodian National Rescue Party leaders give a speech to their supporters at Democracy Square in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Cambodian police have pushed out about 1,000 anti-government demonstrators from a park in the capital Phnom Penh, a day after four people were killed in a crackdown on a labor protest. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Seeking to quash one of the most serious challenges to the nearly 30-year rule of the country’s authoritarian leader, Cambodian authorities evicted anti-government protesters Saturday from a public square and banned all public gatherings as a court summoned two opposition leaders for police questioning.

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