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Avoid 6 Bangkok routes amid political rally today

Bangkok police have advised motorists to avoid routes around the United Nations building located on Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue in Phra Nakhon district on Thursday due to a planned political protest on Constitution Day.

The Ratsadon pro-democracy group announced on social media on Wednesday that they would hold a political rally in front of the UN building to force the government to revoke the draconian lese-majesty law, also known as Article 112.

“We expect traffic to be heavily congested around the UN building from early morning until the rally ends,” said deputy Metropolitan Police chief Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsaeng-Ake. “Motorists are therefore advised to avoid these roads and connecting routes.”

They are:

1. Luk Luang Road

2. Samsen Road

3. Nakhon Ratchasima Road

4. Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue

5. Phitsanulok Road

6. Nakhon Pathom Road

The police recommended that motorists instead use the following routes to bypass the rally venue:

1. Krung Kasem Road

2. Nakhon Sawan Road

3. Lan Luang Road

4. Chakkraphatdi Phong Road

5. Wisut Kasat Road

6. Sri Ayutthaya Road

7. Ratchawithi Road

8. Sukhothai Road

9. Rama V Road

10. Somdet Phra Pinklao Bridge

11. Rama VIII Bridge

12. Krung Thon Bridge

Jirasan added that the Metropolitan Police would deploy officers around the rally venue to facilitate traffic flow and minimise impact on motorists and pedestrians.

To inquire about traffic routes or request roadside assistance, contact hotline 1197, visit www.trafficpolice.go.th, or download the mobile application “M-Help Me”.

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