Parts of Phnom Penh came to a standstill Sunday as security forces closed off major and minor roads with razor wire and metal barriers and at one point even denied an ambulance access to a local children’s hospital. The measures were put in place for the first day of the opposition CNRP’s planned three-day demonstrations against contested election results. The barricades were deployed across the city, including multiple spots along Sisowath Quay and Norodom Boulevard, the roads around the Royal Palace, every road connected to the Independence Monument area and every road linking Norodom Boulevard to Street 51.
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