Police to ban political activities at Royal Plaza

Political activities at the Royal Plaza to mark the June 24, 1932 revolution that brought an end to absolute monarchy will not be allowed.

The ban of political activities was ordered after the police and the military met today to discuss security measures on Saturday June 24.

The meeting was held after security authorities learned that five activist groups of university academics, students and people planning to hold political activities at the Royal Plaza to remember the June 24 revolution.

Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy commissioner Pol Maj Gen Panurat Lakbun said political activities would be banned at the royal ground.

Violators would be dealt with strictly under Order 3/2016 of the military junta, he said.

But ordinary activities which include paying homage, biking, exercising in the area will be allowed.

He said academic debate will be permitted in campus ground but not at the royal ground.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)