From 2011: Fencing Off Sanam Luang

Sanam Luang has long been the site of nearly every major protest. Thus, those with longer memories might have been perplexed by the claims of local authorities that Sanam Luang was off limits to protesters as it was a “royal ground.”
Attempts to fence off the park or diminish its role in protest in the past have been hotly contested. The 1991-era junta had a plan to fence it off and, during Thaksin’s time as PM, a plan to relocate the Thammasat campus was criticized as an attempt to remove students from the area and thus limit protest in the adjacent park.
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