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Palace, Emerald Buddha Temple open despite police barricades


Tourist attractions on Bangkok’s historical Rattanakosin Island were open Friday despite the continued presence of container and razor wire barricades erected by police to deal with a pro-democracy rally on Thursday.

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Palace, Emerald Buddha Temple open despite police barricades

Police set up the heavy fortifications after the Ratsadon pro-democracy group called a rally in front of the UN building on Thursday to urge the organisation to back efforts to repeal the draconian lese-majeste law, or Section 112 of the Criminal Code.

Palace, Emerald Buddha Temple open despite police barricades

On Friday, tourists wishing to visit attractions such as the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) were advised to use routes behind the Supreme Court Office and Tai Wang intersection.

Palace, Emerald Buddha Temple open despite police barricades

Police began dismantling the razor wire barricades on Friday afternoon.

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Published : December 11, 2020

By : The Nation