Police taking back public areas from protesters


BANGKOK, 14 February 2014 Companies of police officers have reclaimed rally sites from the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters. 

The police this morning launched an operation to retake demonstration site at the Nang Leung intersection. The move was to enforce law to reclaim certain parts of streets blocked by the protesters, in order to allow free flows of traffic.

Many streets and intersections have been seized by the PDRC since January 13th in hopes of paralyzing the capital and bringing down the caretaker government led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

According to reports, police have demolished tents of the protesters on Rajdamnoen Road and told the protesters not to oppose the operation.

The police were only armed with shields. No violence has been reported.