Police Roadblocks Stop Monks from Delivering Petition To King

Published September 19, 2013

More than 150 monks gathered together on Thursday to submit a petition to the Royal Palace, asking that King Norodom Sihamoni postpone a National Assembly session on Sept. 23 that the opposition has threatened to boycott. The session follows the July 28 election, which opposition leaders say they lost due to irregularities and fraud. The monks were stopped by security forces, who had blocked the roads surrounding the palace. (Photos by Khoun Theara, VOA Khmer)