11 July 2024

Police have blocked access to Sanam Luang with cargo containers and razor-wire to prevent ReDem Restart Democracy (ReDem) protesters, a youth wing of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group, from entering the area to stage a protest on Saturday afternoon.

The ReDem group, otherwise known as “Free Youth”, urged its followers, via social media, to gather at Sanam Luang late this afternoon for a protest, during which the group plans to throw paper planes into the Grand Palace, which is next to Sanam Luang.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Pakkapong Pong Petra said that 22 companies of anti-riot police have been placed on standby, adding that, so far, there has been no sign that the protest will turn violent.

Motorists have been advised to avoid:

Rajini, from Phra Arthit intersection to Phan Phiphop Lila junction
Ratchadamnoen Nai, from Phan Phiphop Lila junction to Pom Padet intersection
Kalayana Maitri Road
Sanam Chai, from Pom Sadet intersection to Ror Dor circle
Thai Wang, from Ror Dor circle to Tha Tian intersection
Maharaj, from Tha Prachan to Tha Tian
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