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Police warn palace area off-limits

Anti-government protesters gather at the Democracy Monument on Sunday. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) has warned anti-government protesters converging for a new rally at Democracy Monument to stay away from the palace.

City police commissioner Pol Maj Gen Piya Tawichai said on Sunday protesters have to stay at least 150 metres away from the palace under the Public Assembly Act — and they will face legal action if the warning is ignored.

Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue leading to Dusit Palace and Government House is blocked by police. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)

Organisers of the protesters are at the monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue to petition His Majesty the King for reform. School student activists also issued a statement in support on Sunday.

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