The Cambodian Confederation of Unions said Thursday it
planned to hold a "peaceful" demonstration Saturday against the
continued Thai military presence on the border.
As many as 300 garment workers would participate, in a
gathering expected to begin in front of the former National Assembly building.
The demonstrators will march to the Thai Embassy, said Rong Chhun, chairman of
the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association.
Protesters will demand the Thais stop their
"invasion" of Cambodia
and withdraw troops from conflict areas, including Preah Vihear and Ta Moan
temples, Rong Chhun said.
The protest comes as the Thai and Cambodian foreign
ministers are set to meet Monday to solve the ongoing border standoff, which
began July 15.
Rong Chhun said the demonstration would not affect the
meeting, which will be the third round of bilateral talks over alleged Thai
encroachment on Cambodian soil.
The Thais maintain their troops are deployed on Thai land, a
Rong Chhun appealed to the Cambodian government to appeal to
the UN Security Council to resolve the dispute, expressing disappointment with
bilateral negotiations so far.