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14 Oct 2020 | 03:51 AM UTC

Thailand: Anti-government protest in Bangkok brought forward over disruption fears October 14 /update 3

Thailand News Alert

Anti-government protest in Bangkok brought forward over disruption fears October 14; avoid protest sites

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Bangkok

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Event

A previously planned anti-government demonstration in central Bangkok on Wednesday, September 14 has been moved forward to 08:00 (local time). Fears of confrontations with various royalist groups were reported as the march is expected to intercept a royal motorcade, with King Vajiralongkorn reportedly planning on using part of the protest route to attend a nearby event. Demonstrators began to gather near the Grand Palace and will march to Government House, which they intend to surround. The protesters are to camp out near Government House until the weekend. The event is expected to be well attended. The protesters are demanding reforms to the monarchy as well as the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his government. 

A heightened security presence is likely in the vicinity of the protest, with associated disruptions to transportation and business over the near term.

Context

Public opposition has grown against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's over government spending, the dissolution of an opposition party, and many other factors. Activists have also called for reforms to the powers of the monarchy. Protests on an increasing scale have been held in Bangkok and other locations across Thailand in recent weeks. Counter protests have also been held, particularly in support of the monarchy.

Advice

Those in Bangkok are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid protests or demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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