Police block roads to Ratchaprasong Intersection to thwart anti-coup protest
May 31, 2014 00:00
Police will Sunday block four roads leading to the Ratchaprasong Intersection to thwart anti-coup protest at the Intersection.
Pol Col Somyos Pumphanmuang, deputy police commissioner general, said Saturday that police will block roads from Chalermpao Intersection, Ploenchit Intersection, the Intersection in front of Big C Rajdamri and the Intersection in front of AUA Rajdami from 9 am to prevent protesters from approaching the Ratchaprasong Intersection.
Police decided to block the roads after Sombat Boongnarmanong, an activist, announced he would hold a rally in front of a shopping mall at the intersection on Sunday.
Somyos said the people who want to pass through the road checkpoints will have to tell police the reasons they need to enter the zone.
Hotels, which are located in the blocked zone will have to send their staffs to man the checkpoints to facilitate their guests’ arrival, Somyos said.
He said the Skywalk passing through the intersection will also be closed from 9 am on Sunday until police could control the situation.
And the BTS’ Chidlom, Ploenchit, and Rajdamrin stations will be closed on Sunday and the sky trains will not stop there.
To avoid the protest, the Amarin Plaza and Gaysorn Plaza shopping malls will be closed on Sunday, they announced.