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BANGKOK, January 13, 15:39 /ITAR-TASS/. Protest actions in Thailand on Monday considerably hinder access to the Russian embassy in Bangkok. One of the main protest sites of the opposition forces is located not far from the Russian diplomatic mission building.
It is rather difficult to get to the embassy from the centre of Bangkok - it can be done only making a bypass. The consular department of the embassy told Itar-Tass that it was actually not receiving visitors on Monday, as visitors had not come.
The Russian school at the embassy continues to work in the usual mode, however, many parents living outside the diplomatic mission have preferred to keep their children at home.
According to the government’s Peacekeeping Centre, the “closure of Bangkok” action would last at least four or five days, and then will decline. The opposition members, however, have declared the intention “to keep traffic in the city paralysed until the total victory. “
The protesters on Monday managed to block seven key intersections in Bangkok where they built barricades of sand sacks and metal barriers, as well as their own cars.
Tents in which the opposition members intend to spend the night have already been pitched at the sites. Groups of protesters have already encircled a number of government buildings and blocked Rama VIII Bridge across the Chao Phraya River. It is one of the largest bridges of Bangkok that links the Thai capital with a number of provinces.