Thai Police to Deploy 25,000 Cops During APEC Summit 2022
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Heightened Security for APEC Summit in Bangkok; Thai Police to Deploy 25,000 Cops

The Royal Thai Police will deploy 25,000 cops across Bangkok and nearby provinces as part of the security measures for the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on Nov. 18-19, according to a report of Bangkok Post on Monday. National Police Chief Damrongsak Kittiprapas said the police force is fully ready.

Deputy Police General Chinnapat Sarasin, on the other hand, is assigned to lead the security preparations and traffic management. The security police will be positioned along the motorcade routes of summit participants, while others will be stationed on high-rise building rooftops as surveillance to ensure the safety of the delegates. Others will serve as security at the hotels of the delegates.

Several roads will be temporarily closed for the dry run of motorcades transporting the guests from their hotels to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The first rehearsal was held on Sunday from 4 PM to 10 PM. There will be another round of run-throughs scheduled this Thursday and Saturday at 10 PM.

Authorities are also strictly monitoring any possible demonstrations staged by activists and insurgent groups from the southern border provinces to prevent disturbances.

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