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09 Sep 2020 | 02:16 AM UTC

Thailand: Taxi drivers gather to demonstrate in Bangkok September 8

Thailand News Alert

Taxi drivers gather outside Government House in Bangkok to demand reforms on September 8; further protests possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Bangkok

Event

Hundreds of taxi drivers gathered to protest outside Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday, September 8, to denounce proposed legislation, among other issues. Reports indicate that the demonstration ended at around 11:00 (local time) when a government representative met with those gathered and received a petition letter. Among the demands from the protesters include scrapping a draft bill that would reportedly allow private vehicles to be used as a ride-hailing service akin to taxis.  

Further demonstrations over the issue are possible in Bangkok over the near term and a heightened security presence and localized disruptions are possible in the vicinity of any demonstrations.  

Advice

Those in Bangkok are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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