DEMONSTRATORS who assembled at Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan campus were given one hour deadline to break up their rally by police who blocked a key road, Sanook.com reported late this morning (May 22, 2018).
Continuously warning the demonstrators within the university over loudspeakers, police told them that their activities go against National Council for Peace and Order announcement number 3/2558 forbidding the assembly of more than 5 persons, and to cooperate and stop with their action also disrupting the traffic flow across this area.
The repetitive announcement annoyed the pro-election activists, who booed loudly from within the campus.
After this one of the leaders of the pro-election group, Miss Nattha Mahathana, came out to talk to Pol Maj-Gen Tri Pakpong Phongphetra, deputy head of Metropolitan Police, but police sent a message through another pro-election group leader, Miss Cholthida Changreiw, urging them to end their rally within one hour.
Police units have been brought in and some have barricaded themselves behind metal shields. Both sides of the road in front of the university have been shut, while vehicles have been placed to block another one.
Top: A police unit in front of Thammasat University Tha Prachan campus this morning. Photo: INN News