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20 Sep 2019 | 10:43 AM UTC

Thailand: Protest over climate change inaction in Bangkok September 20

Thailand News Alert

Protest over climate change inaction at the Thai Environment Ministry in Bangkok, September 20; localized disruptions anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Bangkok

Event

Around 200 protesters, including students, entered the Natural Ressources and Environment Ministry compound located in the Ari area of the capital Bangkok on the late morning (local time)on Friday, September 20, to protest government's perceived inaction on climate change. The Ministry was supportive of the action and accepted a letter from protesters.

Lingering transportation disruptions are likely in front of the Ministry and across Bangkok in the coming hours.

Context

The demonstration was part of a worldwide protest movement, taking place in 150 countries, to demand environmental action ahead of the United Nation Emergency Climate Summit in New York on Monday, September 23.

Advice

Individuals in Bangkok are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate crowds, localized disruptions, and a heightened security presence near demonstrations, and avoid all public or political demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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