(19 February) Commuters on Chaeng Wattana Road have complained of mysterious caltrops laid on the road by unidentified individuals.
The small sharpened spikes were spread over a stretch of nearly 500 metres of the road near Muang Thong Thani Intersection – close to the entrance to the Office of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence where caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Cabinet are using as temporary office.
Many vehicles are reportedly damaged by the caltrops, causing heavy traffic jam in the area. Military officers later removed the caltrops. It is not clear how many spikes were laid on the road.
Witnesses said unidentified individuals arrived on motorcycle in the early morning and planted the caltrops in the area before fleeing the scene.
Hours later the protesters led by the People′s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) marched to the Office of Permanent Secretary to rally against the Prime Minister.
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