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US Embassy advised citizens to stay away from these scenes

PHNOM PENH, March 30:  (Khmer Times) – The US embassy in Phnom Penh has again issued security message to alert its citizens residing in or travelling to Cambodia to avoid crowds and other gatherings in the capital.
The message was issued after the Cambodia National Rescue Party announced that it would hold agrenade attack anniversary in the morning at the memorial stupa at Wat Botum Park (in front of the Supreme Court building), and People’s Congress at the Freedom Park in the afternoon on March 30, 2014.
The U.S. Embassy expects that government security efforts on March 30 will include roadblocks around Freedom Park, including Wat Phnom and the U.S. Embassy compound, as well as possible security checkpoints and roadblocks on major roads leading into Phnom Penh.
“The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to avoid crowds and other gatherings and to immediately leave any area where crowds are gathering,” The US embassy said in a statement released Friday.
“Even rallies and demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence without warning.  U.S. citizens should remain alert to local security developments by monitoring local news reports, be vigilant regarding their personal security and preparedness, be aware of their surroundings, and plan their activities accordingly.”

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