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10 Bangkok Police Companies, Barbed Wire to Greet Protestors at Crown Property Bureau

Coiled razor wire is installed atop fences at the Crown Property Bureau to discourage protestors who plan to rally there Thursday.
Coiled razor wire is installed atop fences at the Crown Property Bureau to discourage protestors who plan to rally there Thursday.

Ten companies of police again will summoned to meet anti-government demonstrators when they descend on the Crown Property Bureau tomorrow.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said nine companies of policemen and one company of policewomen were prepared to protect the property bureau, one of the targets of reforms demanded by the Free People Movement.

Polcie claim the area is sensitive because it was close to a royal palace and important places including Government House, he said.

Police were considering if they would seal off an area within a 150-meter radius of the bureau. Local roads would be closed only when it might be deemed necessary, the deputy commissioner said.

Barbed wire has been installed on the walls of the Crown Property Bureau on Phitsanulok Road. Signs reading the boundary of a royal compound were erected on Phitsanulok Road and adjacent Luk Luang Road.