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Street blocked

Street blocked

Roadblocks remain on Sothea-ros Boulevard south of the National Assembly and in

front of the main gate of the Royal Palace despite police insistence that they had

been removed.

The Chief Inspector of Phnom Penh Municipal Police, Suon Chheangly, told the Post

he had ordered the roadblocks removed on June 19.

The road was blocked on June 12 after confrontations between police and Sam Rainsy

Party supporters over the removal of the stupa across from the National Assembly.

Cheangly also declared that the area across from the National Assembly, long a magnet

for demonstrations, would remain a no-go zone for both memorial stupas and squatting

protesters.

"People have the right to protest outside the National Assembly, but only for

one or two hours," he said. "People will no longer be allowed to live in

the park."

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