January 13 planner
published : 3 Jan 2014 at 17:43
writer: Terry Fredrickson
Rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban has announced the 20 intersections to be targeted (maybe) by the Jan 13 mass rally to "shut down" Bangkok. Find out which ones they are and use our map to plan your travels.
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Saturday morning update
There has been no change in the list of targeted intersections listed below, but Suthep Thuagsuban has announced that the rally site at Democracy Monument would be abandoned after January 13. He said new sites would be set up in the inner city as part of the shutdown effort, but he did not specify where.
Wait a minute! People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) spokesman, Aekanat Promphan now says that list of 20 locations hasn't been completely finalised yet. They are still getting advice on how to be most effective, yet cause the least problems to ordinary people. The focus will be on key government offices, he says, and public transport, including taxis, is to continue as normal.
PDRC name 20 intersections targeted
Anti-government protest leaders have announced which 20 intersections will be targeted by the Jan 13 mass rally to "shut down" the capital and force the resignation of the caretaker government headed by Yinguck Shinawatra and implement national reforms before elections.
The details were announced by People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader Suthep Thaugsuban.
"Twenty more stages will be set up. We'll occupy the intersections all day and night and we'll have fun on the streets.
"Anyone who wants to set up a stage can contact us so the work can be shared out," the PDRC secretary-general said on the stage of the main protest at Democracy Monument on Friday.
Mr Suthep named the 20 intersections:
1) Uruphong 2) Charoenpol 3) Hua Lamphong 4) Bang Rak 5) Silom
6) Sam Yan 7) Phaya Thai 8) Ratchathewi 9) The Victory Monument
10) Siam Square 11) Lat Phrao five-way intersection 12) Din Daeng
13) Pratunam 14) Ratchaprasong 15) Lumpini 16) Klong Toey 17) Asok
18) Ratchadamnoen 19) Petchaburi 20) Yaowarat
Map of targetted intersections prepared by Komsan Jandamit.
The Ratchadamnoen stage would be the centre for coordinating with anti-government demonstrators at other stages, he said.
Mr Suthep said a single lane will be left open for commuters's vehicles at each intersection, but the PDRC will deny access to government vehicles.
The protesters will rally in different locations of Bangkok from Sunday to Wednesday, calling on the general public to join their "shut down Bangkok" operation, he added.
- access: having the opportunity to have or use something - มีโอกาสในการใช้
- advice: an opinion or a suggestion about what somebody should do in a particular situation - คำแนะนำ
- caretaker: in charge for a short time, until a new leader or government is chosen - รักษาการ
- commuters: people who regularly travel between work and home - คนเดินทางระหว่างบ้านและที่ทำงาน
- coordinate: to organise the different parts of a job or plan so that the people involved work together effectively - ประสานงานกัน
- demonstrators: people who march with other people in public to show that they support or oppose something - ผู้ชุมนุมประท้วง
- details: small facts or pieces of information relating to a situation - รายละเอียด
- effective: producing the result that was intended - ได้ผลดี
- implement: to make something such as an idea, plan, system or law start to work and be used - นำแผนหรือนโยบายมาปฏิบัติ, นำมาใช้
- intersection: a place where roads, lines, etc., join or cross each other - สี่แยก
- mass rally: a very large public gathering of people to support someone or to protest against something - การชุมนุมใหญ่
- monument (noun): a statue or building that is built to honour a special person or event - อนุสาวรีย์ หรืออนุสรณ์สถาน
- normal (adj.): typical, usual or ordinary; what you would expect - ปกติ, ภาวะปกติ
- occupy: to be in control of a place that you have entered in a group using force - เข้าครอบครอง
- operation: an activity which is planned to achieve something - การดำเนินการ
- protest: a meeting or rally, sometimes forceful or violent, of people who strongly disagree with something - ชุมนุมประท้วง
- reform: a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair - การแก้ไข การปฏิรูป
- resignation: the act of leaving a job, position of power, etc. - การลาออกจากตำแหน่ง
- specify: to explain something in an exact and detailed way - ระบุ ชี้แจงรายละเอียด
- stage (noun): a raised area, usually in a theatre, etc. where actors, dancers, speakers etc. perform - เวที
- target (noun): an object, person, business, building, area, etc., that someone intends to attack, deal with or find - เป้าหมาย
- transport: moving people or things from one place to another - การขนส่ง