Pitak Siam Rally on Saturday

On Friday, police have started to close roads around Government House, Royal Plaza and Parliament in anticipation of the big anti-government rally on Saturday.

ROAD CLOSURES: On Phichai road, the traffic is closed from Kattiyanee intersection to Uthong Nai intersection, from Karnruan intersection to Ratchavithee intersection for Ratchavithee road. On Uthong Nai road, it was closed from Uthong Nai intersection to the Royal Plaza, from Makkawan intersection to the Royal Plaza for Ratchadamnoen road, and from Panich intersection to Wang Daeng intersection for Phitsanulok road (Bangkok Post)

Great shot from the UN building in Bangkok showing where the police have closed down Ratchadamnoen Nok Rd (Pic @tri26)

TRAVEL ADVISORY from BRITISH EMBASSY: A large anti-government demonstration is expected to take place in the Royal Plaza at the intersection of Si Ayuthaya Road and Rajdumnoen Nok Avenue from 0900 on 24 November. The demonstration, which could attract up to 100,000 demonstrators, may run on until 25 November and is likely to cause serious disruption in the local area which includes Parliament, Government House and tourist attractions such as Dusit Palace, the Benchamabophit (Marble) Temple and Dusit Zoo. You should avoid this demonstration and any other protests.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announces the use of the Internal Security Act B.E. 2008 http://t.co/VVaGZPCf /via @MFAThai_PR_EN

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The map above shows some of the tourist attractions near the rally site. These include Dusit Zoo and Vimanmek Teak Mansion. If you want to go to these attractions then you need to approach from the northern end. We are not expecting violence but you just never know whether “an invisible hand” will be there to stir up trouble. Anyway, I will be there and will tweet live updates on @RichardBarrow.

(Top Picture @Suthida_NBC)

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