Bangkok — Thai police have closed 14 roads around Government House to traffic to keep anti-government protesters from bringing their rally there, according to a nationmultimedia.com report.
Checkpoints were set up and only people who can prove they work or live in the area are allowed in, said Metropolitan Police Bureau spokesman Maj-General Adul Narongsak. The road closure began at 2 pm Sunday.
“Vehicles and people are not allowed to enter the area, unless they get permission from the authorities. People who live and work in the area have to show their ID cards as proof,” said Adul.
He also said that police intelligence reports showed the anti-government protesters gathered at Lumpini Park and Urupong intersection were planning to come to Government House, which is off-limits to protesters under the Internal Security Act (ISA) which was invoked last week.