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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