Anti-government protesters rally at Government House


BANGKOK, Oct 8 — Anti-government protesters at Lumpini Park have moved to protest at Government House as traffic were closed around the areas.

The People’s Army against the Thaksin Regime led by Thaikorn Polsuwan and Adm Chai Suwannaphap, an anti-government movement which has protested at Lumpini Park since early August, shifted their protest site to Government House yesterday.

The protesters stayed at Chamai Maruchet Bridge on Phitsanulok Road, using a truck with a loudspeaker as their stage. Their leaders took turns attacking the government, particularly the Constitution amendment bill.

Mr Thaikorn said he believed more people will join the protest today.

More than two companies of crowd control police have deployed at Government House.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrajang said the police set up a check point to provide safety for the protesters and roads are closed at Misakawan, Nang Lerng and Wat Benjamabophit intersections.

Motorists are advised to avoid roads around Government House as trafficis stalled due to the protest.