Commuters urged to avoid 12 roads as CAPO expects thousands of protestors

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BANGKOK, 3 August 2013 The Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) expects tens of thousands of demonstrators and possible violence, during the ordinary session of the House of Representatives taking place until next week.

National Police chief Adul Saengsingkaew, as CAPO director, evaluates that there will be at least 4,000 protestors. He asserted that crowd control measures will be in line with the globally-accepted standard and fall within legal limits, while also noting that anybody found to violate the declarations wet by the CAPO will be prosecuted to the maximum extent.

The CAPO is currently banning individuals from entering the Government House compound and Parliament compound while motorists have been warned to avoid 12 roads in the vicinity as they have been partially closed. The routes include segments of Ratchasima road, Phitsanulok road, Uthong Nai road, Likhit road, Rama 5 road, Sukhothai road, Ratchawithi road, Ratchadamnoen Nok road, Luk Luang road, Phichai road, Nakhon Pathom road and Krung Kasem road. People are also advised to avoid entering the 50-meter areas extending from the aforementioned road segments. These may include footpaths and waterways.

In addition, the CAPO is banning the carriage of weapons by all individuals within the 3 districts where the Internal Security Act is being enforced, to keep order during the demonstrations by various groups. The districts where the ISA has been imposed on include Phra Nakhon, Pom Prab Sattruphai, and Dusit.