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Police cause traffic jam by using containers to block protesters who changed rally venue

Nov 25. 2020
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By THE NATION

Containers placed by police to block pro-democracy protesters from holding a rally at the Crown Property Bureau in Dusit district caused a traffic jam on Wednesday even though the political rally was shifted to Siam Commercial Bank headquarters in Chatuchak district.

The photos of the container barriers causing a traffic jam during rush hour were shared widely on social media on Wednesday. 

The hashtag #รถติด (traffic jam) became the top three trending topics on Twitter in the morning (as of 11am).

At 10.25pm on Tuesday, the Free Youth group posted a message on social media saying “BREAKING: The Nov 25th rally will take place at SCB headquarters!

 

Containers placed by police to block pro-democracy protesters from holding a rally at the Crown Property Bureau in Dusit district, even though the political rally was shifted to Siam Commercial Bank headquarters in Chatuchak district.

Posted by The Nation Thailand on Wednesday, November 25, 2020

“This move is to avoid clashing with an organised mob and avoid playing the tyrant’s game,” the post said. “Meet us there at 3pm to claim back the property that should have been the people’s.”

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