facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Protesters block streets in Bangkok

Jan. 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM   |   Comments

BANGKOK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Bangkok police stepped up their traffic-control late Sunday when anti-government protesters began blocking major streets ahead of planned demonstrations.

The mass protests were supposed to take place Monday; however protesters began their campaign to shut down the Thai capital on Sunday, forcing the hasty re-routing of bus service and other changes to normal traffic patterns.

The Bangkok Post said roads around the Government Complex campus of government buildings were blocked.

Police said about 4,000 officers would be in the streets to provide security and keep traffic moving. Police planned to turn away vehicles carrying sandbags, loudspeakers or other goods that could be used to support the protest rallies.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son
5
Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback