Seven areas blocked at dawn

The seven intersections scheduled to be blocked by the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were closed by dawn Monday as scheduled.

Operation Shutdown Bangkok by the PDRC was mostly peaceful, although gunshots were reported at two locations overnight.

At sunrise, at 6:44am, work was still under way putting the finishing touches on several stages, but all seven scheduled intersections were blocked. An eighth roadblock was installed east of the Government Complex, near the Vibhavadi Rangsit intersection.

The PDRC has threatened to continue to block major intersections in inner Bangkok, plus the Nonthaburi Government Complex, until the government resigns.

PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban has claimed that his latest "final battle" should end by Jan 31.

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Discussion 1 : 13/01/2014 at 10:04 AM
The map seems to be wrong. Lumpini is at the intersection of Wireless Road, Rama 4 and Sathorn Road. The map shows it at Khlong Toey intersection.
Discussion 2 : 13/01/2014 at 09:30 AM
The CAPO order banning 'unauthorized' persons from entering various areas is vague. Will they check the identity of each person (the ordinary people not involved in the protests) who has the chance to pass by? How will they know who is who, the distinction between the PDRC supporters and the general public? Be more specific, CAPO.
Discussion 3 : 13/01/2014 at 09:19 AM
I don't know of any country in the world that is so accomodating to protesters.

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