MAKKASAN police station this evening (Aug. 1) issued a traffic alert as the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration is planning to kick off a “car mob” procession of automobiles and motorcycles downtown Bangkok from noon tomorrow, Naewna newspaper and TV Channel 3 said.
The activist group posted a message that their members are gearing up for a wedding procession to submit a list of people who support the eight parties in the Pheu Thai-led coalition joining hands and stay together until the senators’ tenure ends in May 2024 at this party’s headquarters on New Petchburi road.
After that they intend to go to the Move Forward Party headquarters.
Pol. Col Pansa Amaraphithak, superintendent of Thonglor police station, had earlier said the organisers of the “car mob” procession had informed him that they they will be assembling at Asoke intersection at noon tomorrow and when they are ready, they will march to Pheu Thai headquarters on New Petchburi road vi Asoke Montri road. Here they will be performing symbolic activities and submit their letter to the party.
After that they will be going to the Move Forward headquarters where more activities will be held and it is uncertain when this will end.
The group applied for permission to assemble according to the Public Assembly Act at Thonglor police station at 1 p.m. on Monday (July 31).
Should their demonstration cross over to other police zones the teams there will be alerted with the Metropolitan Police Bureau too being kept abreast.
The Makkasan police team advised road users to avoid the area in front of Pheu Thai headquarters from noon onwards. This is particularly so from Thonglor Nuea intersection to Asoke-Phetchaburi intersection; outbound from Phet Uthai intersection to Phrom Phong intersection; and Pradit Manutham road inbound to New Petchburi road.
A “car mob” procession in Bangkok on July 16, 2023. Photos:Thai Rath