Monks marching toward Phnom Penh to mark International Human Rights Day on Tuesday in front of the National Assembly have continued to receive a cold reception from some pagodas along their way and blocked a national road Thursday afternoon in protest. About 100 marchers, including several monks, were blocking National Road 5 in Kompong Chhnang province as of Thursday evening, when a pagoda in Kompong Chhnang City refused to let them spend the night. “We have blocked the road since 5 p.m. and we are still sitting and standing on the road because local [pagoda] authorities did not
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