Update on Bangkok political protests Thai Tourist Police on 24-hour duty

THE Tourist Police have stepped up security and issued instructions on so-called red and green zones, protest and non-protest areas respectively, during this weekend’s rallies by the red-shirt demonstrators.

  12/03/2010 08:43
The sub-division will be on a 24-hour patrol to act as a coordination centre in liaising with related agencies, including the police station in respective areas, hospitals and embassies, if tourist-related incidents occur.

Travellers are advised to avoid Ratchadamnoen, Vibhavadi Rangsit, Rama 9, Samsaen, Rama IV, Silom and Rajamri roads and the Victory Monument.

Meanwhile, the recommended routes to use within the immediate protest area in the old Bangkok district are Maharaj, Bumrungmuang, Phra Arthit, Lan Luang and Rama 6 Roads. Around the commercial district of Silom, the green zones are Sathorn, Surawong and Narathiwat Rajanagarindra Roads.

Safety zones within tourist areas designated by the Tourist Police are the Royal Navy Hall for Royal Park and Grand Palace areas, Chanasongkram Police Station for Khao San Road and Chulalongkorn Hospital for Silom Road.
(Sources: Sirima Eamtako, Bangkok)

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