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Magnum Photographers
October 18, 2013
by John Vink
A simple memorial by a small youth group and monks to honour the memory of Mao Sok Chan who was fatally shot by the police in the aftermath of the opposition CNRP demonstration of September 15th turned quite nasty as nervous security guards from the municipality intervened several times to confiscate joss sticks and lotus flowers, destroyed a wreath, disrupted an ongoing prayer ceremony and confiscated the portrait of the deceased. Finally the prayer took place at the more peacefull area in front of the American embassy.