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1. Posted by Kaz P (Budding Member, 83 posts) 18 Jan '14 13:19

Hi All,

I am looking for news on Bangkok and the protests.
We are going next week, just wondering how safe it is? And if its difficult getting through the blockades?
There hasn't been much coverage on our news, however I have been reading the Bangkok post.

Anyone there at the moment?

Thanks Karen

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1730 posts) 19 Jan '14 01:44

Google it. A grenade thrown, shots fired at protestors, undercover cops beaten up, etc. Better to be anywhere else in Thailand than Bangkok at present.

3. Posted by seasidevibes (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 20 Jan '14 08:03

Hi Karen,

Google it. A grenade thrown, shots fired at protestors, undercover cops beaten up, etc. Better to be anywhere else in Thailand than Bangkok at present.

What about the 90 percent of Bangkok that's not in the protest zone?

Yes those things are happening as they did in 2010, but the bottom line is this. If you stay out of the middle of it, nothing is going to happen to you.

Are you planning to get involved in the protests? If not I would say you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

4. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1730 posts) 20 Jan '14 13:47

The protest zone is much of the central area of Bangkok where most people, including tourists, go, It is not just the parliament any more. I saw the demonstrators at MBK, Asoke BTS station, at Victory monument, at Lad Prao which is a LONG way away, etc.

Also the other day I saw an awful lot of protestors in the Democracy Monument area, which is just around the corner from KSR, which is Backpacker Central in Bangkok.

5. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 588 posts) 20 Jan '14 18:25

FWIW - The Protests Friday January 17, 2014

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1494 posts) 20 Jan '14 23:34

I arrived yesterday and there are protests everywhere, but thus far it has been fairly easy to get around them, no big deal.

I'm being dragged to (yawn) KSR tonight to meet some people, the taxi drivers outside my hotel right now are happy to drive us, but "no promises" they say.

I'll report back later...

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1494 posts) 21 Jan '14 11:56

Couldn't get anywhere near KSR tonight...

Cheers,
Terry