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Police have agreed to reposition barricades outside Wat Benchamabopit after monks at the temple complained that Internal Security Act (ISA) measures were preventing daily almsgiving activities. 

The temple is located Bangkok's Dusit district where the ISA is being enforced to cope with anti-government rallies.

As part of heightened security measures, concrete barriers and barbed wire have been placed around the holy building, known among tourists as the marble temple.

Policemen and tents can be seen along Si Ayutthaya and Nakhon Pathom roads next to the temple, while some officers are using the temple compound as a place to rest.

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