Prawit: Govt ready for out-of-town protesters at Sept 19 rally

Prawit: Govt ready for out-of-town protesters at Sept 19 rally

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

The government is prepared to handle an influx of protesters travelling from other provinces to join the planned anti-government demonstration by students and supporters on Saturday at Thammasat University's Tha Phrachan campus in Bangkok, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said on Tuesday.

Gen Prawit said intelligence agencies had told him how many protesters would come, and from which provinces. 

"You can be sure we can handle the situation," he said.

Asked whether stringent checks for weapons would be conducted during this period, Gen Prawit said authorities were already doing their jobs.

On a report that protesters would be allowed to use Sanam Luang, Gen Prawit said everything must come under the frame of the law. In order to do so, the protesters were required to get official permission.

Asked whether protesters would be allowed to get close to Government House, the deputy prime minister said plans were in place to cope with any developments.

"Everything must be done according to the law, to prevent clashes," he said.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (36)

'Situation will improve'

The prime minister hopes the Covid-19 situation in the country will ease in the next four to six weeks, a source said, amid public concerns over a rise in daily coronavirus cases.

06:00

Lucasfilm hires YouTube artist behind 'Star Wars' deepfake

LOS ANGELES: A YouTuber famous for making "deepfakes" of scenes from iconic film and television shows including "Star Wars" has landed a job at Lucasfilm after wowing bosses at the Disney-owned company.

04:45

Vietnam's major cities eye tightening Covid curbs as cases keep rising

HANOI: Vietnam's major cities may extend or tighten restrictions on movement to contain the spread of Covid-19 as new daily cases have surpassed 6,000 for seven consecutive days, authorities said on Wednesday.

28 Jul 2021