Thousands expected at funeral procession in Phnom Penh July 24, 2016

On Sunday, July 24, large crowds are expected to take part in the funeral procession for the slain political figure, Dr. Kem Ley. The procession is expected to depart from Wat Chas pagoda at 07:00 and proceed across the Japanese Bridge to Monivong Boulevard and Russian Boulevard to the Chom Chao roundabout near the Phnom Penh International Airport. The procession will continue on National Road 3 to Takeo Province.

Advice For Travellers

Thousands of people are expected to turn out. Travellers in this area should be prepared for extremely large crowds and significant traffic disruption. Consider avoiding these areas.

Sitata reminds travellers to avoid large public gatherings and rallies. Even peaceful situations can quickly and unexpectedly escalate and become violent.