Containers and barricades installed around Government House prior to two-day pro-democracy demonstration to demand PM’s resignation

Bangkok –

Heavy containers, barriers, and police forces were deployed at the Government House this morning, August 23rd, as several pro-democracy demonstrations are planned on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The demonstrations are scheduled in several places around Bangkok to pressure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha to resign before his eight-year ministry term ends on Wednesday, August 24th.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau has installed lines of steel fences and containers at the Nang Loeng Intersection, Chamai Maruchet Bridge, and an entrance of the Government House prior to the demonstrations that were scheduled in the afternoon.

Nang Loeng Police Station had also temporarily prohibited all kinds of vehicles from passing, stopping, and parking on all roads around the Government House between August 21st and the 24th.

At 4:00 PM., a protest led by pro-democracy activists Jatuporn Prompan and Nititorn Lamlua will begin at Lan Khon Muang in front of Bangkok City Hall before marching to the Government House to stage a countdown protest and pressure the Prime Minister to resign by midnight. If not, the demonstration would be intensified on the following day.

At 5:00 PM., a group of “14 Warlords”, led by Mr. Jiraphas Koram, will organize the “Mark the deadline of the Dictatorship Against the succession of the Prayut government” at the Democracy Monument.

And on Wednesday, August 24th, three groups of pro-democracy activists will stage large gatherings at three major places near the Government House, namely Nang Loeng Intersection, Makkhawan Bridge, and Thewakam Bridge, before marching to meet at the Government House.

Photo Courtesy: Naewna

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.