11 July 2024

Police have deployed two water cannons and water trucks ahead of a planned protest this evening at Ratchaprasong intersection, in the heart of Bangkok, by the anti-establishment Ratsadon group.

Anti-riot police are also on standby inside the nearby Royal Thai Police headquarters.

The public relations unit of Metropolitan Police Bureau, however, has warned motorists to avoid roads which may be affected by the protest, namely Ratchadamri Road, from Ratchadamri intersection to Pratunam intersection, Rama 1 Road, from Chalermpao intersection to Ratchaprasong intersection, and Ploenchit Road, from Ploenchit intersection to Chidlom intersection.

It is not known whether this latest protest will draw a big crowd, as the protests on February 19th and 20th, in front of parliament, were limited in size.