Some 1,950 metropolitan police began deploying across the Thai capital Tuesday, days ahead of the fourth anniversary of the September 19 coup ousting prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and a thousand more will be put on alert this Sunday.

Chairing a video conference with senior police officers nationwide, police chief Pol Gen Wichean Potephosree ordered his agency’s top cops across the country to tighten security and to closely monitor the political movements of the Red Shirt activists to mark the bloodless coup, police spokesman Pol Maj-Gen Prawut Thavornsiri said, adding that provincial police have been instructed to handle any crowd in accordance with the law.

Participants in the demonstrations are prohibited from causing any loss, blocking roads, obstructing the entrances of private homes and threatening and harming other people. Any violations, particularly by persons living in areas under the emergency decree, will be punishable by a maximum of two years in prison and a maximum fine of Bt40,000.

via 2,000 police tighten security ahead of Sept 19 coup anniversary Red Shirt rally.

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