Thais warned off US protests

Thais warned off US protests

The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC has warned Thais in the US to avoid going near protests mounted by President Donald Trump's supporters' on President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration day next Wednesday.

President Trump on Monday approved an emergency declaration for Washington, from Jan 11-24, after authorities warned of security threats on inauguration day. With the National Mall area closed, about 16,000 National Guard troops will be deployed in Washington.

The Royal Thai Embassy has warned the resident Thai community to monitor announcements and avoid going near the protest sites or other risky areas unless necessary.

If they learn of Thais getting caught up in any incidents, they are asked to inform state officials and/or the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in the area.

The following are contact details: The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC: (01) 202-999-7690 or protection@thaiembdc.org.

The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chicago: (01) 773-294-59933 or info@thaiconsulatechicago.org.

The Royal Thai Consulate-General in New York: (01) 646-842-0864 or info@thaicgny.com.

The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles: (01) 323-580-4222 or protection@thaiconsulatela.org.

In emergencies: https://thaiembdc.org/th/consularservice/emergency/.

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