Anti-government protesters began their Bangkok shutdown at several locations late Sunday afternoon ahead of the planned Monday operation, prompting bus services to be rerouted swiftly as police set up service points near the seven protest sites.
The People's Democratic Reform Committee protesters began blocking traffic and setting up stages at Pathumwan intersection, Lat Phrao intersection, Chaeng Wattana Road and Victory Monument before 8pm Sunday. More roads around Lat Phrao were closed after midnight.
The protesters started their Bangkok shutdown at Chaeng Wattana Road where the Government Complex is situated at about 4pm. By 6pm, both inbound and outbound lanes of the road were completely closed for traffic from the Laksi intersection to the Government Complex to the Khlong Prapa intersection after the protesters blocked the roads with sandbags and barriers.
Shortly after the stoppage on Chaeng Wattana Road, two separate groups of protesters blocked traffic at Lat Phrao five-way intersection by setting up a stage on Phahon Yothin road in front of Chatuchak Market and the Pathumwan intersection which will be used as a main rally venue.
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Source: Bangkok Post