Security beefed up at Constitution Court
Security has been beefed up at the Constitution Court house at a government complex in northern Bangkok and the Royal Plaza to cope with anticipated rallies by either red shirt gatherers or their opponents over the much-awaited verdict Friday.
Gatherers will be given an area only at the front of the Court, where live televised reading of the verdict will be made available, said a senior police commander, Pol Maj General Parinya Jansuriya.
Four companies of antiriot policemen are deployed inside the Court compound while another nine companies are readied to prevent clashes between gatherers with differing stance over the verdict.
An extra police force will be stationed also at the Royal Plaza, where a large number of taxis will converge Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, the officer said.