Police set up barriers at Ratchaprasong on 7th anniversary of crackdown

PUBLISHED ON FRI, MAY 19, 2017 2:46 PM

Police set up barriers at Ratchaprasong on 7th anniversary of crackdown

By Khaosod English

 

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Public areas are cordoned off around Ratchaprasong Intersection on Friday afternoon.

 

BANGKOK — Police cordoned off public spaces at Ratchaprasong Intersection on Friday, the seventh anniversary of a crackdown which ended two months of street unrest that left nearly 100 head, mostly civilians.

 

No public observance was planned for Friday, and the barriers seemed erected to prevent any public memorial or protest at the site, which served as the rallying point for protests organized by the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship, a Redshirt umbrella organization also known as the UDD, against appointed Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s government.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/05/19/police-set-barriers-ratchaprasong-7th-anniversary-crackdown/

 
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