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Police deployed in Ratchaprasong area amid planned protest, warn against ‘illegal’ assembly after 5pm

By THE NATION

 

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Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy commissioner Piya Tawichai

 

Police announced on Thursday that they are deploying at Ratchaprasong in Bangkok after student pro-democracy protesters stated their intention to hold a rally at the main intersection from 4pm.

 

Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy commissioner Piya Tawichai said police would be stationed at three spots – the skywalk linking Chidlom and Siam BTS stations, another skywalk near Big-C Ratchaprasong and Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel, and Siam Paragon department store.

 

He warned that the assembly of more than five persons after 5pm is illegal, under the new state of emergency, and advised the public to avoid routes that pass Ratchaprasong from 4pm to 10pm.

 

The announcement came after pro-democracy group Khana Ratsadon 2563 (People’s Party 2020) stated its intention to continue its political rally at Ratchaprasong Intersection at 4pm.

 

On Wednesday, the protesters moved to Government House and camped there. But early on Thursday police arrested four rally leaders – Parit Chiwarak (Penguin), Anon Nampa, Prasit Utharoj and Phanuphong Jadnok – and cleared the area of the protesters. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha also clamped a state of emergency in Bangkok from 4am.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396237

 

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When I read the news this morning my first thought was ' The protestors are winning this & the Dinosaurs are running scared.   More power to the youngun's elbows. 

Totally disagree with you, it is slowly growing, and soon the whole country will be involved. Your idol and his cronies have already shown that they are running scared with this mornings announce

The army desperados think this will stifle dissent. I doubt it will. They are so despised at this point, this draconian move will only make things worse.   And in addition, this will stifle

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3 minutes ago, webfact said:

Police announced on Thursday that they are deploying at Ratchaprasong in Bangkok after student pro-democracy protesters stated their intention to hold a rally at the main intersection from 4pm.

Fireworks imminent

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21 minutes ago, webfact said:

and advised the public to avoid routes that pass Ratchaprasong from 4pm to 10pm.

Lol. Every BTS train goes through there. 

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21 minutes ago, anchadian said:

In this report there is not sufficient news content to what I've been hearing.

Very sorry for you and for this. 🤔😒

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Any student out protesting after 4.00pm may run into trouble so it's best if they go home soon. 

Otherwise there may be water cannons or who knows. They've done ok up until now so don't push their luck & spoil it with violence.   

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