Xinhua | 2013-9-5
The US embassy on Wednesday urged its citizens to keep away from a mass
demonstration staged by the Cambodian opposition on Sept. 7 against the
controversial poll result.
"Although recent political gatherings
in Cambodia after the July 28 election have been largely nonviolent,
even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn
confrontational and possibly escalate into violence without warning,"
said a message posted on the website of the US Embassy in Cambodia.
US Embassy encourages you to avoid large crowds and immediately leave
any area where crowds are gathering," the message said. "You should
remain alert to local security developments by monitoring local news
reports, be vigilant regarding your personal security and preparedness."
warning came after Sam Rainsy, President of the Cambodia National
Rescue Party (CNRP) announced last Thursday that the party would hold a
mass nonviolent demonstration on Sept. 7 against the initial election
result which delivered the ruling Cambodian People's Party a victory.
The opposition said about 20,000 protesters would rally at the capital's Freedom Park on that day.
The final result will be officially released on Sept. 8.