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Police and City Hall at odds on protests

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The Metropolitan Police Bureau and City Hall were at odds on Monday over ongoing anti-government rallies, after a senior officer questioned whether officials are taking necessary measures to prevent protesters from occupying a public space at Uruphong intersection on Rama VI Road. 

It began with a letter from MPB commissioner Kamronwit Thoopkrajangsent to Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra questioning the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) handling of the Uruphong rally.  

In the letter, Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit said the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand had been rallying in a public space on Rama VI Road near Uruphong intersection since last Thursday and had set up a stage, put up tents and hung or placed their belongings in the area. 

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