Published October 11, 2013
Housing rights activists and eviction victims marked World Habitat Day on Thursday, calling on the government to end forced evictions and address ongoing land disputes.
Around 400 people gathered in front of the popular tourist site of Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, then marched down the street to City Hall, where they submitted a petition to city administrators.
Police tried to bar their way, but they pushed through barricades before passing the US Embassy en route to City Hall. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)