20 Intersections will be closed in the Bangkok Shutdown

The Democracy Monument The protesters listen to Suthep’s speech. Photo by: Pratch Rujivanarom

The list of 20 intersections, which will be closed in the Bangkok shutdown has been revealed. Meanwhile the red shirts leader said they will come out on 13 January to “reopen” Bangkok.

UPDATE: 10/01/14

Suthep Thaugsuban, the anti government protest leader, has officially announced that they will close 7 spots in Bangkok according to this map.

The Facebook page of Mallika Boonmeetrakool, a deputy spokeswoman of the Democrat Party, has revealed the list of 20 intersections which will be occupied during the Bangkok shutdown starting from 13 January onward.

  1. Uruphong Intersection
  2. Charoenpol Intersection
  3. Hua Lamphong Intersection
  4. Bang Rak Intersection
  5. Saladaeng Intersection
  6. Sam Yan Intersection
  7. Phaya Thai Intersection
  8. Ratchatewi Intersection
  9. Victory Monument
  10. Patumwan Intersection
  11. Ladprao 5-Way Intersection
  12. Din Daeng Intersection
  13. Pratunam Intersection
  14. Ratchaprasong Intersection
  15. Lumpini Park
  16. Klong Toei Intersection
  17. Asoke Intersection
  18. Ratchadamnoen Avenue
  19. Phetchaburi Intersection
  20. Yaowarat Road

The protest will also march through the Bangkok city centre to warm up before the real shutdown in this week, starting from 5 January onward.

Suthep Thaugsuban, the head of the anti-government protest, said in his 3 January speech that the protests will limit the effect of the Bangkok shutdown as much as possible.

The buses and the ambulances are allowed to drive freely during the shutdown but the cars and all the authorities’ vehicles are not allowed to pass,” Suthep said.

He also said that the shutdown will not impact on the Bangkok tourism as the foreign tourists are often visiting the protest site at the Ratchadamnoen Avenue and they are impressed by the polite manner of the protest.

He also said that the shutdown will not impact Bangkok tourism as the foreign tourists are often visiting the protest site at Ratchadamnoen Avenue and they are impressed by the polite manner of the protest.

The red shirts are coming out

Jatuporn Prompan, the red shirts leader, said that he will bring the red shirts to “reopen” Bangkok on the same day the anti-government protest closes off the city.

He said that the red shirts have to protect democracy. He also asked the red shirts to wait for the sign and fight in a peaceful way.

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