POLICE have already mounted stringent security of the Crown Property Bureau after People’s Party had announced another demonstration on Wednesday Nov. 25 with nine companies of policemen and one company of policewomen guarding the complex in rotation all 24 hours, Siam Rath and Mass Communications Authority of Thailand reported this evening (Nov. 23).
Deputy Metropolitan Police Chief Pol. Maj. Gen Piya Tawichai said talks have already been held with the Royal bureau management. The staff were briefed on maintaining orderliness because this is a sensitive area being close to the Royal compounds and the Government House among other important complexes.
Whether the regulation on barring rallies within 150-metre radius of Royal compounds will be implemented for this Royal office depends on an assessment of the situation. Any road closures would also depend on how the situation pans out.
Police have already placed barbed wire on the walls surrounding the Royal bureau fronting three roads – Phitsanulok, Ratchasima and Luk Luang. Three road signs each are being put up on Phitsanulok and Luk Luang roads stating this is a Royal compound.
The barbed wire atop the Crown Property Bureau walls. Photos: Siam Rath