THE Metropolitan Police Bureau issued an urgent announcement early this afternoon (Oct. 26) for people to avoid Rama IV and South Sathorn roads from 3 p.m. onwards as protesters are gathering at Sam Yan intersection at 5 p.m. to head to the German embassy, Thai Rath newspaper reported.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Jirasan Keawsaengek, deputy head of the Metropolitan Police, and Pol. Maj. Gen. Theeraphong Wongratpitak, head of Traffic Police, jointly announced that protesters will be heading from Sam Yan intersection to the German embassy on South Sathorn road via Rama IV and South Sathorn roads.
It is therefore advisable to avoid this heavily congested route from 3 p.m. onwards until the demonstration ends and use the following roads instead:
Rama I, Banthat Thong, Henri Dunant, Surawong, Ratchadamri, Silom, Wireless, Sarasin, Duang Phithak, Saladaeng, Convent, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin and Ngam Duplee, or use the Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway (First stage expressway).
However, if it is necessary to use Rama IV Road in or outbound, it is recommended to use the Thai-Japanese and Thai-Belgian bridges.
Top: Press conference at Metropolitan Police Bureau today. Photo: Thai Rath