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Thai police block road as pro-democracy protesters plan march to PM’s house

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Police officers set up barriers with barbed wires and containers on Vibhavadi Rangsit parallel road. THE NATION

Thai police block road as pro-democracy protesters plan march to PM’s house

Police officers have set up barriers with barbed wires and containers on Vibhavadi Rangsit parallel road near the 1st Infantry Battalion, 1st King’s Close Bodyguard Regiment, to deal with a pro-democracy protesters’ rally planned for later in the day on February 28.

REDEM, or Free Youth group, on February 25 had called on people to participate in their “rally against dictatorship” on February 28 starting at 3pm. The group’s march will start at Victory Monument to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s army house in the 1st Infantry Regiment, King’s Close Bodyguard Regiment.

The group said: “This is a fight for equal, democratic socialism. REDEM demands a limit to royal power by curbing undemocratic power, liberate democracy by ousting the military from politics, and defeat poverty by building state welfare for all.”

The traffic on Vibhavadi Rangsit parallel road from Veterans General Hospital to Royal Thai Army Stadium was temporarily closed, but motorists could use the expressway as usual.

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