7 Nov 2013
1:38 pm

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held an urgent meeting with top security officials before noon today to discuss the current anti-amnesty protests which are growing in number and spreading across the country.

National Police Office now has deployed over 10,000 policemen to keep peace and order and ensure safety for government premises as protesters are moving closer to Government House along the Rajdamnern Avenue.

The anti-amnesty protest was spreading to almost all state universities with no Kasetsart university students also planning whistle blowing in their campus at noon today.

Thammasat University students have now move out of their campus to protest the bill.

Meanwhile at Asoke intersection protesters who included office employees, residents, and students from Srinakharinwirot university also are marching out of their Prasarnmit campus to join the whistle blowing at Sukhumvit subway station

7 Nov 2013
11:44 am

Another anti-amnesty protest will kick off at noon today on Asoke intersection with whistle blowing to be called by residents of Asoke and office employees on this commercial district.

Before noon today the office employees and residents living on the road started gathering  near Sukhumvit subway station and the number is growing. Motorists are warned to keep off the intersection and Asoke road as now traffic was reported to be very congested when the number of protesters swelling over 300 now. They set 12. 30 to blow whistle together to voice their opposition to the bill.

7 Nov 2013
10:43 am

Thousands of anti-government protesters at Yaek Urupong are now forming a mass human procession and ready to move out of the area to mount pressure on the government.

It was not known where the protesters will move to, but police are now deployed at Government House and set up barbed wire fence as they anticipated the protesters will come to encircle the Government House.

They scheduled to start the march at 10 a.m. today, along with another protest group on Democracy Monument.

But a police source said the protesters might march to join another group of protesters at Pan Fah bridge where the People’s Army to Overthrow Thaksin Regime is gathering.

Motorists are now warned to keep off  the area and its vicinities as traffic is expected to worsen as the protesters are swelling in number and during their march on the streets will cause heavy traffic jams along their way.

5 Nov 2013
9:25 am

Unidentified number of protesters last night smashed the windshields of a police prison van and two vans parked near the protest site in Phayathai area.

The prison van is among several prison vans which the metropolitan police have arranged near the scene of the anti-amnesty bill protest site in case of trouble breaking out.

It was not yet known who damaged the three vehicles but they asked for cooperation from people taking part in any protest rally to help protect the vehicles because they are state property. Police are still investigating and checking nearby CCTV cameras if they could be used to identify the attackers.

4 Nov 2013
9:40 am

More concrete barricades  were erected by police today on many streets leading to Government House and Parliament to prevent entry by anti-amnesty bill protesters whose leader announced to take to the streets at 10 a.m. today.

Police were seen arranging 1.5 meters high barricades on Makkawan road, Yaek Karnruen, Yaek Ratchavithi,  Yaek Kattiayani, Yaek Wang Daeng, and Yaek Wat Bencha intersections as they anticipated the protesters would march to capture the areas close to the two significant government complexes.

Thousands of anti-riot police were also seen standing  by behind the concrete barricades and elsewhere at Government House and Parliament Building .

1 Nov 2013
8:29 am

 The House of Representatives passed the controversial revised  7-article amnesty bill with a vote of 310 to 0 at 04.25 a.m. today amid shouts, boos and curses by the opposition. The opposition Democrat party walked out of the final session to vote the much criticized bill after the House Speaker Somsak Kiartsuranont ignored the Democrats’ call to put off the final or third reading of the bill.

31 Oct 2013
5:34 pm

5.39 pm: Anti-amnesty protesters continue to arrive at the protest site at Samsen railway station since late afternoon.  Most of them are Bangkokians with several coming from the South and Nakhon Sawan.  They arrived in buses, passenger vans and trains.

The Democrats have estimated that the crowd will reach between 30,000-50,000 tonight.

Traffic around Samsen railway station is heavy but police have not blocked the roads around the protest site yet except Kamphaengpetch 5 where a rally stage was set up.

31 Oct 2013
3:20 pm

An army sergeant major Sirisak Chanluang wanted by metropolitan police in connection with the shooting of FIFA assistant referee Thanom Borikut, or Pao Nom, surrendered to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Kamronvit Thoopkrachang late this afternoon.

Sirisak denied his involvement in the shooting of Pao Nom. But the commissioner insisted the police have enough evidence to indict him for the shooting.

The commissioner said that the army officer surrendered himself voluntarily.

He also said that the police were also requesting warrant from the court to arrest three more suspects involving in the shooting of the referee.

30 Oct 2013
8:29 pm

8.00 pm:  About 200 anti-riot police complete with crowd control gears are facing off with hundreds of protesting rubber and oil palm farmers in Ban Srisakorn, Bang Saphan Noi district of Prachuab Khiri Khan.

The police have unsuccessfully asked the protesters to lift the blockade on Petchaksem highway to allow traffic to flow as normal claiming that the alternative route along the coastline has been damaged by heavy trucks.

The police may have to use force to open the highway.

30 Oct 2013
3:17 pm

Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok said that security officials held a meeting today and agreed to set up three war rooms to monitor the anti-government protest closely. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

He also said that the existing security law imposed on Bangkok’s three districts would not be extended when it expires.

However the development of the anti-government protest over the amnesty bill would be kept under close watch by the Peace Keeping Administrative Center and would be assessed to see if the law should be extended in case of escalation of the protest.

Meanwhile Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan  also ordered provincial authorities to stay alert and monitor all political movement in their areas.