Security beefed up on Khao San Road to protect Songkran revellers
April 13, 2012 00:00 4,571 Viewed
Almost 1,000 policemen, volunteers and city municipality police were deployed to keep order at the Khao San Road Friday, the first of the three Songkran holidays.
Khao San road is popular with both Thais and foreigners for water fights, which take place over the three-day celebrations.
Deputy Bangkok governor Thaya Teepasuwan visited Khao San Road to inspect the preparations for the celebration at 9.30am. She said almost 1,000 policemen, volunteers and Bangkok city police were deployed to prevent violence and the abuse of women by male Songkran revellers.