February 1st, local time, hundreds of demonstrators in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Thailand held a rally to protest against the Burmese military’s takeover of power on the morning of the 1st.
150 Thai police officers were maintaining order at the scene. Thai police estimated that about 100 Burmese working in Thailand and about 200 Thai democrats participated in the protest.
Skirmish clashes between the police and demonstrators at the scene caused a brief blockage of the main road in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Thailand. After restoring traffic.
Protesters arrested one Thai demonstrator and injured two in clashes with the police.
Thailand is Myanmar’s main neighbor, and the political turmoil in Myanmar has aroused Thailand’s concerns. On the morning of the 1st, local time, a land port on the northern border with Myanmar was temporarily closed.
Located at the junction of Meisai County and Daqili, Myanmar, Chiang Rai Province, in northern Thailand, is one of the most important border ports between Thailand and Myanmar.
Myanmar suddenly temporarily closed the crossing, which hindered trade and people on the Thai-Myanmar border.
The Thai military said that it had deployed to increase the military strength of the port to respond to the outbreak.
Thai-Myanmar officials did not disclose whether the closure of Thailand-Myanmar, the main border port, was related to the takeover of power by the Myanmar military on the morning of the 1st and the declaration of a one-year state of emergency.