Government forces will lay siege to the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship’s (UDD) protest site at around Ratchaprasong intersection from 6pm today, Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Thursday.
Col Sansern said armoured personnel carriers (APCs) would be used to protect soldiers during the operation.
Roadblocks would be set up. Protesters would be allowed to leave the protest site, but no-one would be allowed to enter.
Snipers carrying real weapons and live ammunition would move into position. However, heavy weapons such as machineguns and grenades would not be used, he said.