Universities and schools in Bangkok temporarily closing due to demonstrations

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BANGKOK, 2 December 2013 The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced the closure of schools under its jurisdiction in areas of protesting sites for safety concerns and to avoid traffic congestion. Schools affected by the announcement include nine in Dusit district and four in Pomprab Sattru Phai. The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) also announced closure today for its thirteen schools. 

Eleven schools in Phra Nakhon district will be temporarily closed during December2-3 due to several protesting sites in the area.

Other universities closing today include Thammasat, Srinakharinwirot, Silpakorn, Mahidol and Rajabhat Suan Sunandha.

Meanwhile, Ramkhamhaeng University at both campuses in Hua Mak and Bang Na, as well as Rajabhat Suan Dusit University, has announced a temporary closure and halt to its activities from December 2-3.