Army tightens security at Ratchaprasong Intersection


BANGKOK, 20 May 2014  – Soldiers have been deployed to maintain security around the Bangkok metropolitan area after General Prayuth Chan-ocha declared martial law today (May 20th) at 3:00AM. 

Army officers are seen on a number of military vehicles including Humvees and jeeps mounted with machine guns, stationing around the capital including the Ratchaprasong intersection.

Security has been tight at some major spots while soldiers have been deployed to various areas to keep a close watch on possible riots. However, no bunkers have been erected so far.

Traffic around the Ratchaprasong area has continued to flow normally without much congestion and commuters are assured that the officers will not be closing off roads to conduct any vehicle inspections at this point.