THE Thalu Gas adolescent protesters were back at Din Daeng intersection this evening (Sept. 12) and set some car tyres on fire under the expressway while also intermittently letting off firecrackers as they have been doing for the past several days, Thai Rath newspaper said.
From this intersection, barely a kilometre from the First Infantry Regiment barracks which houses Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s residence on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, some of the protesters rode off to close by Royal Thai Army Band Department where they again set off firecrackers and flares and exploded ping-pong bombs at the crowd-control police who retaliated by firing rubber bullets at intervals.
Clashes here have been taking place for several days in a row now.
At 7. 46 p.m. policemen took two water trucks to Din Daeng expressway area where a fire was raging and extinguished it five minutes later.
At 8.03 p.m. the Expressway Authority of Thailand announced the temporary closure of both sides of the Din Daeng expressway heading for this intersection and Vibhavadi Rangsit road with motorists no longer able to use this route.
Car tyres ablaze and firecrackers light up the night sky in today’s protest at Din Daeng intersection and close by Royal Thai Army Band Department. All photos: Thai Rath