Thailand held the general election yesterday, but several polling stations in Bangkok and other provinces have been disrupted by the anti-government demonstrators as part of their campaign for a national reform before election. In general, there have been no problems with voting in the most parts of Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand although there have been reports of clashes at several polling stations. Polls took place from 08.00 – 15.00 hrs while tourist attractions and shopping malls open as normal.
The ongoing anti-government demonstration in Bangkok remains peaceful and continues to take place at Pathumwan intersection, Ratchaprasong intersection, Lumpini Park, Asoke intersection, the Government Complex (Chaeng Wattana Road), Phan Fa Bridge and Chamai Maruchet Bridge. Roads in the areas may be closed to traffic.
As of this morning, all of the demonstrators from Latphrao five-way intersection and the Victory Monument roundabout vacated and dismantled their rally sites and moved to the Lumpini Park rally site. All roads at Latphrao five-way intersection and the Victory Monument roundabout have been opened to traffic as of early this afternoon.