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Bangkokians urged to avoid 9 routes as protesters rev up for rally


Bangkok motorists have been advised to avoid using nine routes around Democracy Monument and Victory Monument on Saturday due to political protests.

“Pro-democracy protesters have announced on social media that they will start gathering at Democracy Monument at 2pm and will march towards Victory Monument at around 3.30pm,” deputy Metropolitan Police chief Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsaeng-Ake said.

“We advise motorists to avoid using these nine routes and follow traffic updates closely from noon onwards until the rally wraps up.”

The routes expected to be affected are:

1. Rajdamnern Klang Avenue

2. Din So Road

3. Nakhon Sawan Road

4. Phitsanulok Road (Yommarat to Suanmisakawan intersections)

5. Phetchaburi Road (Yommarat to Ratchathewi intersections)

6. Phya Thai Road (Ratchathewi Intersection to Victory Monument)

7. Phaholyothin Road (Soi 3 to Victory Monument)

8. Ratchawithi Road (Soi 9 to Soi Senarak)

9. Somdet Phra Pinklao Bridge

For updates, call the Metropolitan Police Traffic Control Centre’s 1197 hotline or visit Facebook @1197Callcenter

Bangkokians urged to avoid 9 routes as protesters rev up for rally

Bangkokians urged to avoid 9 routes as protesters rev up for rally

Published : June 11, 2022

By : THE NATION