AT 5.30 a.m. this morning (June 24) a group of around 50 people with students among them gathered in front of the Democracy Monument in a symbolic activity to mark the 88th anniversary of the 1932 revolution, INN News reported.
They projected images and played sound recording to simulate the event that took place on this day 88 years ago when there was nearly-bloodless transition of Siam into a constitutional monarchy system of government, the introduction of democracy and the first constitution of Thailand and the creation of the National Assembly of Thailand.
While this group was holding its activity a unit of policemen observed them and also talked to some of the participants before they dispersed.
Mr Anon Nampa, a lawyer and a political activist, told the others that he had an appointment at Samut Prakarn Provincial Court late morning.
Earlier Pol Lt Gen Surapol Younuch, commander at the Police Department, said police had got word since yesterday that there is a group of people trying to create a disturbance by shining laser images at various important places in Bangkok today.
Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had ordered relevant agencies, including the security arm, to monitor the situation.
Special security measures were mounted at Government House with police from Dusit and Nang Lerng stations as well as the investigation department and Special Branch monitoring the situation 24 hours.
National Police Chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda had said he was concerned and had ordered police nationwide to keep an eye on all key areas for symbolic expressions that could be unlawful. Those found to have broken the law would be immediately arrested.
The group of people marking the 88th anniversary of the 1932 revolution at the Democracy Monument early this morning. Photos: INN News