The Demonstrations in Bangkok are mainly taking places at the Democracy Monument

Published on : Monday, November 11, 2013

TATThe demonstrations in Bangkok have been peaceful and are mainly taking places at the Democracy Monument, Phan Fa Bridge and Makkawan Bridge on Ratchadamnoen Avenue. Other groups of demonstrators are holding scattered rallies in Silom, Asoke, Saphan Khwai and Ratchadapisek areas at noon today before marching to join protestors at Ratchadamnoen Avenue. The gatherings and rallies of demonstrators in different parts of the city may disrupt traffic at certain times.

 

Life in Bangkok and all other areas of Thailand continues as per normal. Tourist attractions and activities as well as businesses in Bangkok and other provinces are not at all affected, and continue as usual as seen in these THAI LIVE CAM streaming cameras that present a number of stunning preset views of Thailand’s most famous and popular destinations including Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Nong Khai.

 

While travelling within Bangkok, tourists are advised to check travel route and traffic situation as well as avoid areas where crowds may gather. This is because there may be traffic disruptions or delays and thus causing inconvenience.

 

Given the large number of people attending rallies on Ratchadamnoen Avenue, as well as near the Government House and Parliament, roads around or within the areas may be temporarily closed to traffic.

 

Tourists need not be alarmed of security presences and checkpoints in Bangkok. Police are deployed to provide security in the city. Traffic police are also stepping up efforts to ensure traffic flow in the city.

 

Thailand’s main gateway, Suvarnabhumi International Airport, in Bangkok and all other international and domestic airports throughout the country are operating as per normal. Transportation to and from Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang Airports into central Bangkok as well as into tourist destinations southeast and southwest of Bangkok such as Pattaya, Hua Hin, Ko Samet and Ko Chang are operating as per normal. Mass transit networks, including BTS Skytrain, MRT Subway and city buses are operating as usual.

 

As a precautionary step to ensure order in Bangkok, the Thai Cabinet has approved the use of the Internal Security Act in three districts – Dusit, Phra Nakhon and Pom Prap Sattru Phai or areas surrounding the Government House and Parliament – until 30 November 2013.

 

In addition, the Ministry of Interior has authorised provincial governors to invoke the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Act, where and when necessary, also as a precautionary measure to ensure law and order.

 

Both laws do not prohibit nor obstruct peaceful demonstration held within the bounds of the law, but they enable security agencies – police, military and civilian – to effectively prevent and mitigate, as much as possible, undue disruption or impact on the safety of the general public.

 

Source:- TAT News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 wtm_london17
  • 04 AIME 2018
  • 12 indywood 17
  • 16 TT Warsaw 2017
  • 18 TTF17
  • 19 Emitt 18
  • 19 IITM
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com