There was no immediate sign of resistance from protesters, whose three-month campaign has left at least 10 people dead and scores injured.
Thailand police on Friday reclaimed two intersections held by anti—government protesters for months in the capital, but demonstrators vowed to retake them, news reports said.
National Security Council Secretary-General Paradon Pattanatabut said police had succeeded in retaking two intersections leading to Government House, the seat of administration, Spring News TV reported.
Early Friday, more than 2,000 riot police with shields and batons moved on the Missakawan and Nang Leung intersections in western Bangkok.
There were no reports of violence or clashes during the operation.
The intersections had been occupied since December by the Network of Student and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT), a militant faction of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) that has been staging mass anti—government protests in the capital since early November.
“We are still occupying other intersections in the area, because there are many routes to Government House,” said NSPRT leader Uthai Yodmanee. “We will take those two intersections back because that area belongs to us,” he told Spring News.
Police battalions were also deployed at several other protest sites.
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