In the bustling region of Bang Rak district, situated on the busy Sap Road near the Russian Embassy, a unique spectacle unfolded early on a Sunday morning. Major-General Jirasan Kaewsaen-ek, the eloquent deputy commissioner and spokesperson for the bureau, narrated the story of two different and distinct protest groups that gathered there.
The ink of the day had barely dried when at 6 am sharp, the first group of protesters, under the brave moniker of the “Council of World People”, commenced their rally. This assembly materialized with a shared resolve and a singular vision, standing in unity as daylight broke over the Bang Rak district. Their collective presence served as a reminder that the will of the people extends much further than geographical boundaries.
Just as the early morning protest began to ebb, a second wave rode in. This wave brought the Ukrainian expatriates, a lively group that begun their demonstration exactly at 10 am. Like clockwork, their rally followed, almost ceremonious in its punctuality. Their singular presence echoed across the front of the Russian Embassy, resounding with the depth of their expatriate hearts that beat for their homeland, reminding those around of their unity and raw courage.
Major-General Jirasan unveiled another chapter of the protest story, weaving in a group dubbed the “Music Artists for the People”. This coterie was yet to raise their artistic voices in protest, planning to gather at 3pm at the Victory Monument’s Phayathai Island. The fusion of music and protest is a long-held tradition, a symposium of sorts between art and activism. Their gathering promises to resound through the district, crafted by the hands of artists, and shaped by the voices of the people.
For those navigating the intricate web of city streets during this time, the Major-General advised turning to the bureau’s traffic control centre. Their dedicated phone line, available round the clock at 1197, is a guiding beacon all motorists can rely on anytime. Navigating through the lively scene in Bang Rak district no longer seems daunting with this helpline.
A day of protest calls for unity, courage, artistry and public responsibility. Major-General Jirasan’s depiction brings to life different waves of protest, weaving together a beautiful tapestry of people’s will, echoing from the Russian Embassy on Sap Road to the Victory Monument’s Phayathai Island. Each group, with their distinct mission and energy, paints a vibrant picture of brave hearts rallying for causes they hold dear, underneath the same sky.