By Thai Newsroom Reporters
PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Sept. 30) avoided protesters who called for an end to his rule during his official trip to a flood-hit Nonthaburi.
Prayut who visited flood victims in Pak Kret district and the capital district of Bangkok’s neighbouring province was scheduled to disembark from a boat at a downtown pier on Chao Phraya River but finally decided to avoid the protesters, many of whom shouted ”Prayut Get Out” barely 50 metres away.
Provincial police set up barriers and stood on alert whereas the street demonstrators gathered around waiting to see Prayut disembarking at the pier but the boat with the premier and government officials aboard did not stop by.
The boat passed the designated Nonthaburi pier and ran down the river to another pier in Bangkok for Prayut to disembark.
Among these anti-Prayut protesters in Nonthaburi were some of the Thalufah activists while others had been earlier arrested in the Nang Loeng intersection area near Government House.
The protest near the downtown pier in Nonthaburi today. Photos: Matichon