Tags : Blockade


Hundreds of Motorcycles Briefly Block Bridge

BANGKOK — Hundreds gathered on Bhumibol Bridge yesterday evening for a two-wheel protest against a new ban on riding across the bridge and dozens of other spans in the capital. In photos and videos shared online Thursday night, the event was described as a protest against a ban keeping them off a number of flyovers […]Read More


Cambodians block bridge, call for people to be freed

Some 300 Cambodian people held a protest at the Thai-Cambodian border checkpoint on the Thai-Cambodian Friendship Bridge opposite Sa Kaew province, demanding the release of some Cambodian merchants arrested by Thai officials on Thursday. They also blockaded the bridge with 10 wooden trolleys, which resulted in long queues for vehicles on both sides of the […]Read More


Bangkok: Vendors block lottery office access

An estimated 300 angry lottery ticket vendors from provinces outside Bangkok staged a protest and blocked the road leading to the Government Lottery Office headquarters to press demands for lower wholesale ticket prices. The protest blocked the main road in the Sanambinnam area of Nonthaburi province, just to the north of Bangkok. Read more: Bangkok […]Read More


Farmers to block all main roads across Thailand tomorrow

Rice farmers plan to scale up their protests against the government by closing all main roads in the country tomorrow. With their days-long blockade of roads in Ratchaburi having little impact, rice farmers in the western province were initially looking to the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Co-operatives (BAAC) for help. But the group later […]Read More


Rice farmer protest closes Phuket highway to Bangkok

PHUKET: The main highway linking Bangkok to Phuket and the rest of Southern Thailand has been closed by rice farmers protesting the government’s failure to pay for rice produced and delivered under the controversial rice-pledging scheme. The blockade is in effect on Petchkasem Road in Ratchaburi, about 100km west of Bangkok. Read more: The Phuket […]Read More


Phuket protesters block police transfer of election ballots

PHUKET: Phuket anti-government protesters are blockading the Thalang Police Station in an effort to prevent the transfer of ballots to voting stations for the national election tomorrow. A large crowd of protesters gathered outside of the police station, where the ballots are being held, at about 9pm yesterday. Read more: The Phuket GazetteRead More


Police chief concerned of polling stations blocking in Bangkok and

Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkaew, the national police chief, said Friday that there was concern that polling stations in some provinces may be disrupted by protesters, including Bangkok, Samut Songkhram, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Songkhla, Phatthalung, and Trang. Earlier in the day, he chaired a meeting of police units to prepare for the election. Read more: The […]Read More