AFP reports that “security” is being increased “ahead of an incendiary charter amendment case that could lead to the dissolution of the ruling party, with judges given special police protection.”
The Puea Thai government has warned that the Constitutional Court’s verdict could “to rip open the kingdom’s bitter political divisions” and “could trigger violence.”
The report refers to about “2,000 police officers are to be deployed around the Constitutional Court…”.
Defense minister Yutthasak said “the military were prepared to step in if needed,” adding that “[a]ll Constitutional Court judges will be protected by military officers and on standby for evacuation if the situation deteriorates…”.
Does that explain why there are reports of truckloads of military personnel, in plainclothes, heading down to Bangkok from the Northeast? They passed through Korat early this morning.