Thai transportation nearby red shirts rally site to suspend services

20:14, May 13, 2010      

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Transportation systems nearby the anti-government rally site in central Bangkok will suspend public services from 06:00 p.m. after the government announced that troops will surround the rally site to seal off the area.

Four stations of the BTS skytrain will be closed from 06:00 p.m. , but the other stations will remain open until midnight, Thai News Agency reported.

These four stations of the BTS skytrain include Siam, Ploenchit, Chidlom and Rajdamri.

Also, Silom and Lumpini stations of the subway trains will be closed from 06:00 p.m., while the other stations will stay open until midnight.

Meanwhile, employees of companies near the rally site were leaving their working places earlier than usual, ahead of the deployment of troops to seal off the area.

The "red-shirt" rally in central Bangkok has been held from March 12 as they are now gathering at the Rathchaprason Intersection.

Totally, 27 people lost their lives and some 1,427 were wounded during the recent four major clashes between the protesters and security forces.



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